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Finding Primary Sources: Newspapers

Assistance with locating primary source material within and outside the WSU Libraries.

Newspapers as primary sources

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The news, as an account of daily happenings, is a major primary source for documentation of events, discoveries, and social life.  Older news files are being digitized and becoming increasingly more accessible.  In the resource lists below can be found subscription databases of historical and current newspapers, and many freely accessible news collections on the Internet.  As always, ask a reference librarian for assistance with hard-to-find sources.

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Newspaper databases--current and historical

Digital sources for the news

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