The World News Connection is a foreign news
service from the U. S. Government that offers an extensive array of translated
and English-language news and information. Particularly effective in its coverage
of local media sources, WNC provides you with the power to identify what really
is happening in a specific country or region. Compiled from thousands of non-U.
S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political,
scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events.
The information is obtained from full text and summaries of newspaper articles, conference proceedings, television and radio broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. New information is entered into WNC hourly every day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast.
Regional categories covered include:
Africa (Central, East, North, Southern, West)
Americas (Caribbean, Central, North, South, Antarctica)
Asia (East,South, Southeast)
Eurasia (Caucasus, Central, Russia)
Europe (Balkans, Central, North, South)
These regions were covered in the past by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, and which are available in our Government Documents collection in microfiche cabinets, with a call number of PrEx7.10:FBIS. Additional information on the FBIS Daily Reports is available online.
The World News Connection is accessible to the Middlebury College community
Once you have logged in the following main menu screen will appear:
If you choose a Simple Search the following screen will appear:
If you don't limit your search by publication date then the entire database will be searched, retrieving articles as far back as July 1995.
If you choose to do an Advanced Search the following screen will appear
For each search term you type you may limit search results:
Fields: any, title, source, region
Operators: AND, OR, BUT NOT, ADJ, WITHIN 5, WITHIN 10, WITHIN 25, WITHIN 50
You may also limit search results by date and sort results by WNC Entry Date, Publication Date, Title or Source:
If you click on Region/Topic Search from the main page the following screen will display:
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