Friday, June 17, 2011
Current events: journals or newspapers & magazines?
However, if you want information about things happening now, for example Obama and events in Libya, the place to look is in newspapers and magazines. They come out more often, daily or weekly as opposed to monthly or even bimonthly for journals. Their focus is on contemporary events and news. Good sources for this sort of thing would include: Lexis, our biggest collection of online newspapers; Academic Search Complete (but do not check the box for scholarly lit., leave it unchecked to get the newspapers and magazines!), and reference sources like FactsOnFile, an excellent reporting service.