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Political science

Use this guide to access key information and resources about political science.

Why use news items?

News items, whether from print or audiovisual media, can provide you with real-life examples of political processes and decisions and their impact. You can use the latest news for current examples, or look at historical news sources for contemporary reports of key historical events.

Finding current newspapers

You can access hundreds of national and international newspapers. 

To find a specific newspaper:

The Library does not have any subscriptions which provide UQ staff and students with access to the facsimile copy of major Australian newspapers or to the online newspapers which require a subscription. The subscription models available from publishers are either not available to academic libraries or are too expensive. Some UQ Schools and Units may have their own subscriptions either to individual newspapers or media tools such as iSentia.

Titles available include:

Finding current newspaper articles

To find a recent news article:

  1. try the newspaper's website
  2. use one of the following resources:

For news stories from a variety of newspaper and broadcast sources, a headline aggregator will link you to articles.

Popular aggregators:

Broadcast news - TV and radio

Television and radio news broadcasts are an excellent source of news and commentary about international political events and activities. Browse or search one of the following resources:

Historical news

If you're looking for older newspaper reports there are a number of websites of digitised archives. Some key archive sites for political science: