ENGL 102: Research: Newspapers

Guide for students and instructors of English 102 on how to use the library and find resources


This page contains information exploring newspaper articles as well as links to citation information, KU Libraries' "Ask a Librarian" instant messenger, and KU Libraries' locations and hours. 


  • Very current – information contained includes international, national and local events and issues
  • Included editorials or commentaries
  • Eye catching headlines
  • Published daily or weekly
  • Sources rarely cited
  • Articles very short
  • Often unsigned or the author’s credentials are not cited
  • No citations
  • Mass appeal to the public
  • Contain color advertising/glossy paper
  • Published by a commercial enterprise 

Examples of newspapers include The New York TimesLawrence Journal-World, and The University Daily Kansan

Citing Sources

Click on these links for writing help and for information on citing sources.

Research Help

Ask a Librarian

We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

Library Info