NewsBank is a news database resource which provides archives of media publications as reference materials to libraries. The 2004 book Reference Sources in History called NewsBank "one of the worlds largest information providers". Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature, a book published in the same year, characterized NewsBank as a "massive database". The 2013 book Reference Skills for the School Librarian identified NewsBank as a "popular indexing series" with most useful resources for teachers and school libraries. Author of the book Megatrends, John Naisbitt, founded NewsBank. The company was launched in 1972. NewsBank was then bought from Naisbitt by Daniel S. Jones, who subsequently became its President. Naisbitt left NewsBank in 1973.