General News Databases - Highly Recommended
Not sure where to start? These online databases allow you to search through hundreds of newspapers at the same time.
Where to Find Newspapers
- MLibrary collects recent issues (usually the last few months) of some papers in print. Older issues are kept on microfilm, viewable using digital scanners located in the Hatcher Graduate Library on the 2nd floor.
- View the newspapers page on the library website for more details on what papers we receive in print and on microfilm, and find more details about our newspaper collection.
Resources for Breaking News
Where can you go when a news story is fresh and evolving fast?
Social media, blogs, and online sites can keep you up to date on breaking news:
- Search for keywords or hashtags on Twitter.com to see what people are saying about your topic. This is also a good way to find links to other breaking news stories on your topic, but be aware that rumors travel through Twitter quickly, too! Verify news on Twitter with a major news source. Twitter's "trending" category (posted on its main search site, linked above) can also tell you what subjects people are talking about that day -- some of them may point you to breaking news.
- CNN.com, NYTimes.com, BBC.com, Huffington Post and other major news sites have a fast news "metabolism." Check them when news is breaking.
- Consider setting up an RSS feed through Google Reader or another RSS platform to get news on a particular subject sent to you as soon as it's published. You can also follow your favorite news websites or sources through their Twitter accounts. Many of them will tweet links to breaking stories and update them throughout the day. Learn more about RSS feeds here.