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Newspapers: About Newspapers

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Newspaper Publications

A newspaper is a serial publication, a resource that is published regularly and ongoing, that is ideal for researching current events such as political topics, trends, or surprising anomalies. Since newspapers are normally specific to a local area, they are a good source of regional or local news unlike magazines which are published for a wider audience. Newspapers are known for having opinion based articles or editorials, often called "op-eds," that are presented as a biased perspective on a topic.  

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Newspaper Sections

Topics and Sections

Traditionally, newspapers were published in physical sections. Some examples of sections in a newspaper include Opinion, Sports, Entertainment, Travel, and Arts. 

When using a newspaper as a resource, it is important to be aware of what section is being used. An article from the opinion section could have the same topic as an article from the finance section, but would be written much differently. 

Print Newspapers

Print Newspapers in the Library

The library keeps 2 to 3 months of newspapers on the shelves. You can find the newspapers in the stacks, on the second to last shelf. Newspapers older than the most recent issue are available for checkout. Some titles we have include: 

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • Seattle Times
  • New York Times
  • World Journal


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