Answered By: Woodruff Library Reference
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2015     Views: 223

Newspapers include descriptive news stories and editorial opinions that capture facets of current news events. Articles are typically written by professional journalists; although they are not often subject-matter experts, they usually perform research on the topics about which they write. They may also interview people involved with the story to get first-hand perspectives on the story.

News outlets are likely to capture events over a period of time as events unfold, giving the reader an opportunity to see how stories and public perceptions changed, which can be useful for your research.

Many newspapers make current articles available on the Web, but many require you to pay for older articles, or if you read more than a certain number of articles in a month.

Emory subscribes to several databases that include newspaper articles. From the databases page, select the By Subject button on the left of the page. A menu will drop down, and from there, you can select News Sources to see which databases are good choices for finding newspapers. 


You don't have to search strictly in newspaper databases to find newspaper articles. Although many of the databases to which the Emory Libraries subscribe look and work differently, you may see a way to narrow down search results to only newspaper articles. Look for a panel of options similar to this:

If you know the specific date and newspaper you'd like to search, however, you may prefer to visit the eJournals page instead to go directly to that particular newspaper.

Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

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