Keesing's World News Archive
Comprehensive, concise, and accurate reporting of world events since 1931...
Since 1931, the Keesing's editorial team has assessed news reports from around the world and distilled them into clear, objective summaries published every month.
The archive of over 100,000 articles includes coverage of:
- Elections and changes of government in every country
- Social issues such as immigration and asylum
- Wars, treatises, and diplomacy
- Terrorism and issues of internal security
- Legislation, budgets, economic developments, and international agreements
- Natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries
Keesing’s World News Archive also includes useful primary source material such as speeches and UN resolutions.
- A ‘Portfolio’ feature allows users to select and store articles, tag interesting information, and share tags with other users
- ‘Breaking History’ articles highlighting major stories worldwide. Coupled with corresponding timelines, these articles highlight connections between current events and modern history.
- Users can search by date or keyword, and filter results by country or person.
"This is an immensely valuable resource... deserves to be widely used by students and others requiring materials on current affairs/ modern history."
Tony Childcraft, University College of Ripon and York St John
Relevance to the National Curriculum
Keesing’s World News Archive is suitable for the teaching, learning and coursework requirements of a wide range of subjects (including History, Economics, Politics, Citizenship, English, ICT, and Media Studies) at Key Stages 3 and 4, A/AS level, and the International Baccalaureate.
Support for teachers
Offering a wide diversity of information, Keesing's World News Archive is suitable for project and coursework requirements in a wide range of subject areas. It also provides a good foundation for classroom discussions on topics such as:
- Border disputes
- Capital punishment
- Foreign relations and foreign aid
- Human rights
- Refugees, immigration, and asylum
- Narcotics and the drug trade
Download the quick start guide for Keesing's World News Archive.