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Title: GNED 008 EUREKA! INFORMATION SKILLS FOR LIFE-LONG LEARNING NEWS SOURCES


1
GNED 008 EUREKA! INFORMATION SKILLS FOR LIFE-LONG
LEARNING NEWS SOURCES
  • Eunice WONG
  • Email lbeunice_at_ust.hk

2
History of Newspaper
  • Periodical publication conveying news comment
    on current events.
  • Handwritten news-sheets were posted in public
    places in ancient Rome under such titles as Acta
    Diurna (Daily Events) around 59BC.
  • The invention of printing facilitated the growth
    of newspapers. Papers printed from movable type
    started to appear in Germany, Italy, and the
    Netherlands in the first half of the 17th
    century.
  • Daily Courant (launched in 1702) was the first
    regular daily newspaper published in England.

Source "newspaper"  World Encyclopedia.
Philip's, 2008. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford
University Press.  Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology.  5 May 2009
lthttp//www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?s
ubviewMainentryt142.e8108gt
3
Newspaper Research
  • Newspapers cover
  • Current events (financial, political or social)
    at local, national, regional or international
    level
  • Feature articles that investigate particular
    topics
  • Obituaries (??) biographical information
  • Press releases individuals, government or
    non-government organizations, companies, etc.
  • Reviews book, electronics, movie, music,
    restaurant, software, etc.

4
NEWS ARTICLES ARE USEFUL IN FINDING
  • Consumer information
  • Facts statistics
  • people/organizations/government /places/events
  • Historical developments of social or political
    issues, etc.

5
Where How to Find News Information?
  • Think about what you want (your needs)
  • Currency
  • Up-to-date or historical?
  • Location
  • Local (HK), national (China), regional (Asia
    Pacific) or international?
  • Content
  • A known article from a specific paper or articles
    on a particular topic?
  • Subject focus
  • Wall Street Journal international national
    news with a business and financial perspective.
  • Financial Times international business, finance,
    economic and political news

6
News on the Internet
  • Cons
  • Online version ? print version
  • Free registration (Washington Post) or paid
    subscription (South China Morning Post) may be
    required.
  • Limited access to older articles (archives)
  • Paid subscription or direct purchase (per
    article).
  • Primitive search features.

7
News on the Internet
  • Pros
  • News sites such as Google News, Yahoo! News ,
    ?????? provide continuously updated news.
  • Receive news updates by email or by subscribing
    to the site's feed (
    )using a news aggregator (definition).

8
News at The HKUST Library
  • News sources may be in different formats
  • paper
  • microform
  • electronic
  • Library Catalog call number search for
    "newspaper" to get an alphabetical list of all
    the newspapers we subscribe to.
  • Search news databases to find citations
    abstracts (summaries), or full-text of news
    articles.
  • Advanced search features consult database's own
    online help or guides compiled by the Library
  • Search across different newspapers
  • Archival articles available

9
Selected News Databases
  • Current International
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • 6,000 English language news sources
    newspapers, news wires (electronic newsletters),
    magazines and broadcast transcripts.
  • New York Times (1980- ), Economist (1975- ),
    South China Morning Post (1992- ), etc.
  • ProQuest U.S. National Newspaper Abstracts
    (alumni e-resources)
  • Full-text of New York Times (1980- ), USA Today
    (1997-) Wall Street Journal (1984- )
  • Factiva.com (HK Central Library, City Hall Public
    Library)
  • Global news and business information through Dow
    Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing.

10
Selected News Databases
  • LexisNexis Academic News Search
  • Location of terms
  • Headline article title
  • Lead paragraphs first few paragraphs
  • Indexing major concepts discussed in the
    document
  • Byline author
  • Occurrence how many times the term appear
  • Connector
  • AND all terms must appear
  • OR any one or all of the terms can appear
  • Within how close the terms should appear (5 25
    words apart, same sentence or paragraph)
  • Wildcard ( ! ) variant endings of the same root
  • pollut! gets pollute, polluted, pollution, etc.

11
In-class Exercise 1
  • Suppose you are thinking of buying a Panasonic
    Lumix LX3 digital camera (Sony Ericsson C905
    mobile phone, etc.), find the latest reviews on
    this product.
  • News search
  • Location of the terms anywhere, HL LP or HL
    only
  • Connectors AND, OR, within.
  • How many times the search terms appear
  • Source type
  • Date range
  • What does the review say about it (product
    features) ?
  • Will you buy it? Why or why not?

12
In-class Exercise 2
  • Search for news about HSBC holdings
  • Focus your search
  • Add additional keywords
  • profit!, china, etc.
  • term variations subprime/sub prime mortgage,
  • Subject company strategy, mergers
    acquisitions, etc.
  • What can you learn about this company from the
    news?
  • Profit? Rating? Future plan/expansion?

13
Selected News Databases
  • Current Local
  • ???? WiseNews (1998- )
  • Full-text of local newspapers South China
    Morning Post, The Standard, ????,??????,??????,??,
    ????,????,???,??? , etc.
  • Also articles from selected local magazines,
    newspapers magazines from China, Macau and
    Taiwan.
  • Browse by categories
  • WiseSearch
  • ??? ?? ??? and??
  • (?? /??) ??? (?? or ??) and ???
  • Location of terms HL and content or HL only
  • Proximity of terms within sentence/paragraph/whol
    e document
  • Company Search
  • Search options

14
Selected News Databases
  • Historical International
  • Archives - The New York Times Open Access
  • Search for more than 15 million articles
    published from 1851 - 1980. Limited preview of
    each article, PDFs available for purchase.
  • Google News Archives Open Access
  • Collection of historical archives from major
    newspapers magazines.
  • Search results include both free (such as BBC
    News Time Magazine) and fee-based (such as
    Washington Post Archives New York Times
    Archives) articles.

15
Selected News Databases
  • Historical Local
  • Old HK Newspapers Open Access
  • Use Internet Explorer
  • HK Public Libraries' Multimedia Information
    System.
  • Images of 11 HK newspapers published from 1853 to
    1991 ???????????????????????????????????China
    Mail?Hong Kong Daily Press?Hong Kong Sunday
    Herald?Hong Kong Telegraph and Hong Kong Weekly
    Press.
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