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


  • El Pais
  • New York Times
  • St. Louis Post Dispatch

You can find newspapers in print, microfilm, or on the Web. Many newspapers are made available to you through library subscription databases purchased by your library. Many newspapers have their own Web sites with today's news, and sometimes they provide earlier articles free.