Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition

Series: Our favourite State Library eresources.

People often ask us what our most loved eresources are. Admittedly we all have a favourite, or two, or three. It’s hard to pick as there are so many wonderful State Library eresources available. In this series our Librarians and Library Technicians share with you their most favourite eresources and how they’ve been used to solve research queries.

Next in the series we look at Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition, a big favourite of Librarian, Anne Reddacliff.

Image of front page from Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition database.

So why is Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition so fabulous?

Don’t you get sick of reading a newspaper online and then being told you only have 5 free articles left? That doesn’t happen with the Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition! You get unlimited free access to articles from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. The paper looks exactly like it does in print and you’re free to explore the news of the day without worrying about running out your article quota.

Best of all, you can access Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition, online from home with your free State Library membership

News at your fingertips and free

If you savour that first coffee on a Sunday morning while reading the paper, power up your tablet or iPad and read the Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition instead. You can access the same articles that the online version requires a subscription for as well as keep up to date with all the latest news and events happening in Sydney and Melbourne (if you choose to access The Age as well).

Home page of Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition database.

Using the database

To get down to specifics, the Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition can be browsed by individual issue or you can search across the all the newspapers by keyword. It covers the time period from 2006 to the present day, bringing you news from the archives as well as up to date information for all your research needs. 

You can even create a ‘My Collection’ of articles, keeping stories together that interest you, and you can refer back to this collection whenever you need. You can also print and email any articles that take your fancy!

I’m originally from Sydney so I relish the opportunity to read the Sydney Morning Herald whether it’s an article on Premier Gladys Berejiklian or the unstable property market. I think it’s important to know what’s happening in other states and sometimes it even makes you feel very glad to live in Queensland (especially when you read the winter weather forecast)!

Join now and start searching Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition for the latest news.

Look out for the next blog in this series #FavouriteEresources

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