When and Why Books and Newspapers are Useful
Where do I find books and newspapers?
Books are a great resource to use when you are just starting out on your assignment and need to learn more about your general research topic.
Books usually do not provide:
Newspaper articles are particularly useful if you are interested in researching current events, public opinions, or media representations of an event or issue.
*Always keep in mind that newspaper articles are written by journalists, not scholarly researchers, and are directed towards a much more general audience than scholarly articles or monographs. Because of this, newspaper articles are generally not considered to be scholarly sources.
This is the library' s catalog. You can search for BOOKS here by title, author, or keyword.
Search for a specific NEWSPAPER title.
This library guide lists major U.S. newspapers and where to find them.
This library guide has information on where to find different global newspapers.
1. On the IUCAT homepage, select your campus from the "Locations" dropdown menu
2. Search for the book using the search bar
3. When your results appear, look to the left hand column ("Limit By") and find the "Format" section.
4. Click "Ebook" in the Format section to see only Ebooks
*Note that not all IU campuses have access to the same E-Books. For this reason, it is important to always search within your campus.