Newspapers (and magazines) provide both first-hand accounts and interpretations of events. Therefore, depending on how you use a newspaper, they can either be a primary source or a secondary source.
This page will help guide you through finding current newspapers and historical newspapers.
Pro-tip: Though you may be familiar with visiting websites for newspaper content (www.nytimes.com), accessing the library's subscription to a newspaper will often require accessing through a database. Going through a database will ensure you do not have to pay.
Remember: to access newspaper articles from the library, you will need to use library resources (and not the newspaper's website). You can find newspaper articles using the same methods to find journal articles:
To find either print or online newspapers, search for the newspaper title (i.e.: "New York Times") in either:
To find ONLY online newspapers, search for the newspaper title (i.e.: "Wall Street Journal") in:
Try these database resources to find newspaper articles from current and historic newspapers: