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Notes about News
Reminders about news articles:
- Background is brief - context is often limited by brevity
- Time marches on - look for more recent developments
- Perspective matters - note the country or region of the source
News in the Library
Ryan Library subscribes to paper copies of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. Current papers are shelved with current journals in the library reference area; previous issues are stored on the lower level.
Newspapers are retained for four months.
News in the Databases - Lexis Nexis
The Nexis Uni database offers the largest collection of full-text news articles--an ideal source for current events and other timely information.
- Try this overview to learn the basics of searching this database
- Follow the Guided Search steps in the center of the main search screen
Rather than using keywords in a general search engine, go directly to a reputable news source. Use the search tools on the news organization's site to identify relevant articles. Try one or more of the following:
- BBC - based in the UK
- CNN - U.S. edition
- CNN - International edition
- CNN - Mexico edition (in Spanish)
- NBC - formerly MSNBC
Also search the sites associated with prominent newspapers. Consider trying some of these: