Looking for articles from years ago? Perhaps articles from popular magazines and newspapers in the 1960s about the Cuban Missile crisis, or from the 1930s about the Great Depression, that sort of thing?
Some of this is online nowadays, for example we have the NY Times Historical database, which has all the NY Times 1850s to 2010. The NY Historic Newspapers site has lots of local papers online. But sometimes you have to go old school, look at an index like the Readers Guide, go downstairs and use the microfilm...
Our guide to Primary Sources should help with this, and be sure to ask for help if you need it.
Shown here is a slide from a Drake Library instructional slide show of 1971!