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Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Documents: General Description

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General Description

The Foreign Broadcast Service (FBIS) is an important resource for worldwide news and information. Its chief value is to give non-US media reports on social, economic, political and international news. It began as an international news gathering service by the Central Intelligence Agency during the Second World War.

FBIS indexes international newspaper and magazine articles, television and radio programs and conference proceedings. Daily reports are sent to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Indexed documents include reports, government documents, newspaper and periodical articles, transcripts of television and radio programs. Summaries and full-text are both available.

Microfiche records from 1975 through 1996 are in the FBIS database, located in Hampden Stacks. Reports from 1995 to the present are available in full text from World News Connection.


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