Newspapers provide articles each day about current events and are a good source for local information.

Newspapers, like journals and magazines, are called "periodicals" because they are published regularly, or periodically.

Use a Newspaper

  • to find current information about international, national and local events
  • to find editorials, commentaries, expert or popular opinions


  • Reading Eagle
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal

Current issues of the Reading Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal are avaialable in the Reading Room of the Library. Many regional, national and international newspapers can be accessed through the EBSCO and LexisNexis databases.