News resources, such as newspapers and news magazines, provide the most up to date information on a topic. They can be a good starting point to familiarize yourself with current events or identify topic ideas. Historic newspapers can also provide a firsthand perspective of a particular time period.
Several news publications are accessible via the Libraries' databases, such as LexisNexis and Proquest Historical Newspapers. You may also browse news items via Google News or by visiting the Current Periodicals Room, located in the basement of the University Library.