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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:

The New York Times Online

Photo of laptop with New York Times on screen by Trang Doan.The Library now offers access to the The New York Times Online. Temple faculty, staff, and students can register for access using their email address.

  • Unlimited access to the digital edition of The New York Times 
  • Once registered, faculty/staff have four years of full account access, after which they must re-authenticate by visiting
  • Students have access until 12/31 of their selected graduation year
  • Learn more about Temple's New York Times Online access

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.