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Why Use Newspapers & Magazines

NYT obit of Billy Frank, jr.japan times article about Shigeru Kayano article about berta caceres

Strengths

  • Newspapers provide coverage of local issues and events -- everything from high school sports to murders, from political controversies to obituaries. Magazines tend to focus more on the national level.
  • Commentary, cartoons and letters to the editor provide local public opinion information
  • Photographs and other graphics
  • Display and classified advertising provide Information about local prices, rents, jobs 

Keep in mind

  • Newspapers and popular magazines do not usually provide in-depth analysis nor do they provide scholarly context for an issue. They really do focus on the who, what, where and when rather than the why of an issue or event.

This page also includes current newsfeeds from various indigenous media sources.

Historic Newspapers: Rest of World

For additional links to digitized newspapers see the primary sources sections of the appropriate regional history research guides. Additional newspapers on microfilm can be found on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library. Use the card catalog there to determine what newspapers are available for given locales.

Historic News & Magazines: Canada, UK, US

For additional links to digitized newspapers see the primary sources sections of the American, Canadian and British & Irish history research guides. Additional newspapers on microfilm can be found on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library. Use the card catalog there to determine what newspapers are available for given locales.