Database of the Week: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports were created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit policy makers and analysts. FBIS Daily Reports offer foreign views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. Translated into English from more than 50 languages, from Arabic to Swahili, these comprehensive media reports from around the globe include news, interviews, speeches and editorial commentary.  Current coverage is from 1946-1996.

FBIS Daily Reports include:

  • An archive of 20th Century news from around the world
  • Global views on United States foreign and domestic policy after World War II
  • Covers the Cold War, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and more

To find FBIS Daily Reports, or one of the other 380+ databases available from the library, go to If you have any questions about using this database, or how to find more resources, don't hesitate to ask a liaison librarian or contact the Research & Reference Desk.