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Newspapers (and magazines) provide both first-hand accounts and interpretations of events. Therefore, depending on how you use a newspaper, it 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.
You DO have access to free newspaper subscriptions as a current Yale student, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
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: