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How Do I...?: News


News can be found in printed newspapers and magazines, as well as online via news websites and social media. Below, learn about different types of news reporting and different places to locate news sources, in print and online.

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Best Online News Sites - A comprehensive list from Lifehack

Daily Global Headlines from the Newseum

Google News - Google's search engine for recent news

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Finding News Sources


There are many ways to find news online:

Library Databases 
Many of the library's research databases contain news stories, and the following are specific to newspapers: 
    CQ Weekly and Bill Text: Current Issue - Non-partisan reporting on Congress and American politics
    Newspaper Source Plus - Full-text access to current U.S. and international newspapers
    Regional Business News - News from regional business publications across the United States
    World News Digest - A summary of current news events

Through the Web
One good place to start is Google News, where you can search by topic or see recent headlines. Or, check out today's headlines around the world via the Newseum. Many sites are dedicated solely to publishing news. Some of these sites are the digitized versions of print  publications, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The News & Advance.

In Print

In addition to our digitized subscriptions, Lipscomb Library subscribes to several print newspapers and magazines, including....

  • The Atlantic
  • The Economist
  • The Lynchburg News & Advance
  • The Nation
  • TIME Magazine

These publications are located in the South Wing, to the right of the main entrance.

Types of News Coverage

Traditional newspapers include hard news coverage, OpEd (Opinions and Editorials) sections, and advertisements. Today, in addition to traditional newspapers, news content is all over the web and is presented in many different formats. Check out different types of news coverage below: