Access business news online

Staying connected to the world of business is vital, and working from home or remotely has made these connections even more key to building relationships with colleagues, customers, and suppliers. The State Library Victoria catalogue has you covered, offering free access to world news and current affairs, events in big business, and entrepreneurial academic research. All truly free. We won’t collect your data or impinge on your privacy. Get out from behind those pesky paywalls, say goodbye to subscription fees, and sign up to become a member today!


Enjoy a slow breakfast from the home office with access to the world’s top newspapers. The catalogue’s news articles search option now includes featured newspapers. You can search Australian Major Daily, Australian Sunday, Australian Regional, United Kingdom and North American newspapers. Choose ‘featured newspapers’ in the news articles​ search box drop-down menu to search across all featured titles at once.

You can also find specific titles through the catalogue, for example by searching Wall Street Journal​. Click on a title to view the coverage and read online. Note that most news articles will be text-only with no images, except for some major daily Australian newspapers – visit The Age and Sydney Morning Herald Digital Editions (2006— )​ for a digital replica of today’s paper.


Take some time out to browse PressReader, which offers access to hundreds of magazine titles. Log in to PressReader via A-Z Databases then explore by Country or Category for these highlights:

Business and current affairs:

  • Bloomberg Businessweek (US)
  • Forbes (US)
  • Fast Company (US)
  • Inc. (US)
  • Money Magazine (Aus)
  • Idealog (NZ)


  • Cosmos
  • Techlife
  • APC
  • Apple Magazine


  • Wallpaper*
  • Frankie
  • Architecture Australia
  • Artichoke

Academic journals

If you’re in the mood to settle in for a more rigorous read, or are looking to delve into the world of entrepreneurial academia, visit our database of Ejournals A-Z. Note that content may be delayed by a year due to publisher embargoes.

Here are some key entrepreneurial and business publications from our extensive collection:

For more help

Photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash