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


  • Wall Street Journal
  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Luis Obispo Tribune

You can find newspapers in print or microfilm format, or in Cuesta's newspaper databases, available from the Library's home page. A few daily newspapers are available in the library. Many newspapers have their own websites with today's news, and sometimes they provide earlier, popular articles free.