Library Research Skills
A newspaper is a collection of articles about current events usually published daily. Since there is at least one in every city, it is a great source for local information. Newspapers, like journals and magazines, are called "periodicals" because they are published on a regular or periodic basis.
Many newspapers publish Web sites with today's news. The online copy of a newspaper can contain fewer articles than the print copy. Newspapers usually charge for access to online copies of older articles, but you can often find those articles at your library for free.
Use a Newspaper
- to find current information about international, national and local events
- to find editorials, commentaries, expert or popular opinions
- The People Newspaper
- Irish Times
- Le Monde
Copyright (c) 2005 by Susan Kelly, Wexford County Library Service.
Adapted and modified (5th December 2005) from TILT, Texas Information Literacy Tutorial. This material is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the TILT Open Publication Licence. (the latest version is presently available at http://tilt.lib.utsystem.edu/yourtilt/).