Newspapers

Newspapers

Newspapers provide articles each day about current events and are a good source for local information.

Newspapers, like journals and magazines, are called "periodicals" because they are published regularly, or periodically.

Use a Newspaper

  • to find current information about international, national and local events
  • to find editorials, commentaries, expert or popular opinions

Examples

  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

You can find newspapers in print or microfilm format, on the Web as electronic newspapers, or in some of the Library's online databases such as Historical Newspapers or Ethnic NewsWatch. Most newspapers are made available to you by subscriptions purchased by your library. Many newspapers have their own Web sites with today's news, and sometimes they provide earlier, popular articles free.

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