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Public Relations

Research help for identifying resources related to Public Relations.

Why Use News?

Newspapers on The Wall Street Journal Rack. Photo by Philip Strong on UnsplashNews sources (newspapers, magazines, news blogs, news broadcasts, news feeds, etc.) are written by reporters (aka journalists) on topics of current interest.

When and Why You Should Use News Sources:

  • You need information on a recent event or topic of interest
  • You need eyewitness accounts of events
  • You need reports on activities of state and local government
  • You need insights into local culture, arts & entertainment
  • You need perspectives from underrepresented groups
  • You need sources that advocate a particular viewpoint or opinion

Remember: Not all news sources are created equal! Some have hidden (or obvious!) motives or political beliefs. Do some background research into who owns the news organization to learn more about it.

Newspaper & Magazine Look-up

Want to know if we have a specific newspaper or magazine (e.g. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety)?  Use the search box to find full-text online or print newspapers and magazines:

Current News Databases

Need to search for current news articles -- from multiple perspectives?  The following are some best bets.

Ethnic and Alternative Press

Historical News Databases

Need to search for historical, archived news articles -- from multiple perspectives?  The following are some best bets.

Circulation Data & Media Kits

Need to find the contact information for a specific media company? Need to find circulation data or media kits? Use the following sources to find media listings and data.