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Finding Articles Help Guide
This guide provides instructions and resources on finding articles using library databases.
Newspaper articles can provide the latest information or opinions on your research topic, or how the media described historical events as they happened. They may also present different perspectives for you to consider in your research.
Newsbank Access World News provides a combination of global, regional, and local news, including a unique merging of news formats (PDF image editions, web-only, full-text), this resource supports a diverse range of research needs across an array of academic disciplines for students and faculty.
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,070 titles—nearly 2,800 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
The DC Public Library—where UDC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to get library cards—has current subscriptions and microfilm holdings of historical issues for newspapers, magazines and journals that focus on Washington, D.C., as well as African-American magazines, journals and out-of-state local newspapers. Sign up for a temporary library card online to get immediate access to DCPL’s database resources, and then visit a library branch within 30 days to get your permanent card.
The Serial & Government Publications Division maintains one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. It is exceptionally strong in US newspapers, with 9,000 titles covering the past three centuries. With over 25,000 non-US titles, it is the largest collection of overseas newspapers in the world. Beyond its newspaper holdings, the Division also has extensive collections of current periodicals (70,000 titles) comic books (over 7,000 titles) and government publications (1 million items).