What is it?

  • NewsBank is a news database which provides archives of media publications, many through the current date.

  • Over 12,000 searchable titles span a wide array of source types, including newspapers, blogs, newswires, videos, and more.

Getting Started

Access NewsBank through any web browser:

  1. Go to the library’s website and click on the orange Research & Learning button and then on the Articles, Research & Information button.

  2. Click on News & Current Events and then on the NewsBank link. You will be prompted to log in with your Patron ID # (back of card) and PIN number.

  3. You are not required to create an account, but can do so by selecting Session Folder on the top of the page and then “Create a Personal Folder.” This can be used to save articles and information found on NewsBank, to access again later.

Using NewsBank

  1. Use NewsBank by 1) typing in your query in the Search field, 2) choosing more search options for Advanced Search, or 3) browsing by date of issue in the popular and local holdings listed at the bottom of the page, such as The Bradenton Herald and Tampa Bay Times.

  2. To quickly search for current events, select Hot Topics on the left side of the home page.

  3. When using the search function, you can limit your search by source, date, and location.

  4. You have the option to select each article as well as preview the article directly from the search page. Your search term should be highlighted in yellow within the article.

  5. The article’s webpage provides publication information. Across the top of the article, there are icons you can select to choose citation style, adjust text size, email, print, download, or save to your NewsBank folder.

The Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton Herald is available in the following three formats, in addition to print copies of the 2 most recent months:

  • Full-Text Archive. View and Search the text of most articles from 1989 to the present. 

  • Digital Microfilm. View and Search a digital copy of the newspaper exactly as it appeared in print, from January 2019 to the present. There is a 90 Day delay of available issues.

  • Physical Microfilm. View copies of the newspaper from 1921 to 2018, using microfilm readers at Central Library.