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How should I use the NewsBank Access World News generic Source Packages (NewsBankAWN_0001, etc.)?

We now provide generic template Source Packages for NewsBank's Access World News product, to take full advantage of its flexibility.

*** NOTE: The "America's Newspapers" database is different than "Access World News". We already have a dedicated source package for the "America's Newspapers" database: the NewsBankFTN SP.

The fields that need to be configured via the console for these SPs are:

USER_NAME
USER_PASSWORD
DATABASE_NAME
PROXY_HOST (if applicable)
PROXY_PORT (if applicable)
CUSTOM_PARAMETERS

Please note that are 4 possibilities to configure the NewsBankAWN generic Source Packages:

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1. Search on the entire "Access World News" database: 
 The NewsBankAWN generic Source Package offers the possibility to search the entire database (the "Access World News" database has the code = AWNB).
*** NOTE: This is equivalent to using the non-generic NewsBankAWN SP.

Example:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?p_product=AWNB 
Access World News

To search on the entire database you should have configured the NewsBankAWN generic profile with the following tag values :
<DATABASE_NAME>p_product=AWNB</DATABASE_NAME> 
Also please note that the CUSTOM_PARAMETERS tag should have empty parameters as you can see below:
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>


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2. Search the entire "America's News Magazines" sub-database (the "America's News Magazines" is a sub-database of the "Access World News" database) :

Example:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?p_product=AWNB&d_custom=AMNP
America's News Magazines (AMNP)
Access World News >> America's News Magazines


To search the entire "America's News Magazines" sub-database you should have configured the NewsBankAWN generic profile with the following tag values :
<DATABASE_NAME>p_product=AWNB:::AMNP</DATABASE_NAME> 
Also please note that the CUSTOM_PARAMETERS tag should have empty parameters as you can see below : <CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>.


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3. Search the regions and journals desired from the "Access World News" database:

The JOURNALS parameter will be filled with the codes of the needed journals separated with commas (","), see for example a few journal codes below:
- The Advertizer (from New South Wales) has the code: ZANA.
- Bath Chronicle  - has the code:ZNCAB
- Mail Tribune - has the code: ZMEK, etc.
You can determine the code of a needed publication viewing the source of the page with the list of journals and seeing the value assigned to its corresponding checkbox.
If the JOURNALS parameter is null, the connector will search all the journals available in the subscription.


The REGIONS parameter would contain one or more of the following (separated with commas):
* Continents
    - Africa
    - Asia
    - Australia/Oceania
    - Europe/UK
    - Middle East
    - North America
    - South America
* Country name
* State postal code or province name
The REGIONS value corresponds to the d_loc parameter of the URL when browsing NewsBank's locations hierarchy.  

REGIONS Example 1 = North America
NATIVE URL = http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=AWNB&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=explore&d_loc=North America&d_place=&f_view=loc&d_selLoc=&d_selSrc=
PROFILE EXCERPT = 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

REGIONS Example 2 = United States
NATIVE URL = http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=AWNB&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=explore&d_loc=United States&d_place=&f_view=loc&d_selLoc=&d_selSrc=
PROFILE EXCERPT =
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=United States</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

REGIONS Example 3 = California
NATIVE URL = http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_product=AWNB&p_theme=aggregated5&p_action=explore&d_loc=CA&d_place=&f_view=src&d_selLoc=&d_selSrc=
PROFILE EXCERPT =
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=CA</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>
If the REGIONS parameter is left blank the connector will search all regions.

Example of use:
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=ZANA,ZNCAB,ZMEK;REGIONS=Asia,Europe/UK,North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

Example:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=WPIW
Washington Post, The (WPIW)
Access World News - North America » United States » DC


To search the regions and journals desired from the "Access World News" database you should have configured the NewsBankAWN generic profile with the following tag values :
<DATABASE_NAME>p_product=AWNB</DATABASE_NAME> 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=WPIW;REGIONS=North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS> 


Also please note that you can search:

 - only on one or more regions : 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=North America,Asia</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

 - only on one or more journals : 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=ZTAA,ZTAB;REGIONS=</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

 - on one or more regions and one or more journals at the same time: 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=ZZAZ,ZZBA;REGIONS=North America,Asia</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

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 4.  Search the desired regions and journals from the "America's News Magazines" sub-database:

Example:
http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=BTKB
Baby Talk (BTKB)
Access World News - North America » United States » Baby Talk


To search the desired regions and journals from the "America's News Magazines" sub-database you should have configured the NewsBankAWN generic profile with the following tag values:
<DATABASE_NAME>p_product=AWNB:::AMNP</DATABASE_NAME> 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=BTKB;REGIONS=North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS> 


Also please note that you can search:

 - only on one region : 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=;REGIONS=North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

 - only on one or more journals : 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=BTKB,BNSB;REGIONS=</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>

 - on one region and one or more journals at the same time: 
<CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>JOURNALS=BTKB,EWKB;REGIONS=North America</CUSTOM_PARAMETERS>


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Tags: AWN, Bank, generic, News, NewsBank, template

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Last update: 2013-09-02 12:00
Author: Administrator
Revision: 1.0

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