Getting Started

This page has databases for finding news articles for your course.  Use the tabs on the left to find resources to help you evaluate the sources you read.

Questions? Need help?

  • Contact Jenny McBurney, Political Science Librarian (jmcburne@umn.edu).  You can email me your question, or if you'd like to make an appointment, please sign up on my appointment calendar.  You will get a Zoom meeting link at least 1 hour before your appointment.
  • Or, for immediate help, click on the "24/7 Chat" button at the top of any Library website to talk to a librarian right away.

Libraries & online resources available during COVID-19

The UMN Libraries spaces are different due to COVID-19 AND we are here to help with your research online!

Studying at the Libraries during Covid-19

Four of our largest libraries are open - Wilson Library (west bank), Walter Library  Health Sciences Library (east bank), and Magrath Library (St. Paul). These spaces are open for current U of M students with U Cards. Per University guidelines, masks are required. We have reconfigured furniture and are requiring physical distancing with one student per table. You can reserve a study room - one person per room. The coffee shops in Wilson and Walter are closed. Read through our FAQs for more details on visiting. 

Getting physical materials from the Libraries

If you know the item you are looking for, search by title or author or search by your keywords in Libraries search. You can go to our open libraries to find your items or browse the stacks. Or sign in to Libraries search and place a “get it” request. You can pick up items at one of our four open buildings — Wilson Library, Walter Library, Health Science Libraries, and Magrath Library — or have them delivered to your office, home, or residence hall. You can also request to have part of a book or physical item scanned and we will send it electronically with our Digital Delivery service. Read through our FAQs including details on checking out and returning materials. 

Get research help online! Schedule an online consultation!

Help isn’t available in our spaces this semester, instead use Chat with a librarian 24/7, schedule an online consultation with a librarian or schedule a 30 minute virtual appointment with a Peer Research Consultant (a.k.a. peer tutor for library research).

Major Databases & Resources

U.S. News & Magazines - Databases

Major U.S. Newspapers & Magazines by Title

Major Blogs

Major Podcasts

Video: Finding News Sources

A quick introduction to finding news articles at the University.  Video by Cody Hennesy, the UMN Journalism Librarian.

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2020 12:16 PM