When looking for news, try Westlaw or Lexis first, for their more powerful, precise search engines and for greater depth of coverage, especially in time.
As you sift through results, look for original reporting.
When a story mentions a report, study, agency, or group, search for the report, or for the group or agency web site.
Even though Westlaw and Lexis tilt toward business news and English-language sources, they still have several useful collections of newspapers and other news sources from around the world. This page links to the best of those sources. (You will need your own valid passwords to connect to these sources.)
To see Westlaw's world news databases, start at the Westlaw home page and follow the "Browse" link to: News. Then, scroll down to the "International News" section
Use the "advanced" search template for search options that can greatly boost the relevance of your results.
Some useful Westlaw databases include the following.
Some useful Lexis sources include the following.
To see more of Lexis's news sources, go to the "Explore Content" section on the home page, select the "Content Type" tab, and follow the "News" link.
For a quick-and-dirty alternative to Lexis and Westlaw, Google News is useful for finding recent articles. Use the advanced news search for maximum flexibility.