All overseas newspaper titles physically held by the Library are listed on the Library's catalogue. This includes newspaper indexes.

There are four basic search techniques by which you can locate newspapers through the Library's catalogue. These are:

1. Search by exact title

Use this search technique when the exact newspaper or journal title is known. For example if searching for the New Zealand Herald, this is what you would do:

  • Type the exact newspaper title (new zealand herald) in the search box
  • Select Title using the drop down down arrow in the All fields box
  • Choose Newspaper in the Add limits box
  • Click on the Find button

Catalogue search for the New Zealand Herald 

2. Search by keyword(s) in title

Use this search technique when the exact newspaper title is not known or only some of the words are known. For example if searching for the Indonesian publication Berita Buana and the only remember word was Berita, this is what you would do:

  • Type in Berita in the search box
  • Select the Title field using the drop down down arrow in the All Fields box
  • Choose Newspaper in the Add limits box
  • Click on the Find button

Catalogue search for Berita

3. Search by call number

This technique saves time when you are regularly requesting the same item. For example if searching for The Bangkok Times in microfilm format, this is what you would do:

  • Type in the exact call number in the search box (remember to put a space between the call number prefix and the number: mfm X 922 for The Bangkok Times)
  • Select Call Number using the drop down arrow in the All fields box
  • Choose Newspaper in the Add limits box
  • Click on the Find button

Search for The Bangkok post by call number

4. Search by geographic location

Use this search technique when searching for newspapers from a particular area and you don't know any titles. For example if searching for Jakarta newspapers, this is what you would do:

  • Type in 'jakarta newspapers' in the search box
  • Select Subject using the drop down arrow in the All fields box
  • Choose Newspaper in the Add limits box
  • Click on the Find button

Search for Jakarta newspapers