Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
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: