Skip to main content
Ask A Librarian

Folklore / Urban Legends Research Guide: Newspaper / Journal Articles

Resources for folklore, folktales, and urban legends.

Finding Current Newspaper Articles

Link to the Lexis-Nexis Database, a full-text database of newspaper articles. Use the Search the News Box.

  • To find news articles, use the pull-down By Source Type menu and choose Newspapers.
  • To find magazine articles, use the pull-down By Source Type menu and choose Magazines.
  • To find transcripts of news broadcasts, use the pull-down By Source Type menu and choose Broadcast Transcripts.
  • To find reviews, type REVIEW and the title of the movie, book, TV show, etc.

Can't Find an Article That You Need?

Use these sources to track down or get articles that you need.

Find Journal and Magazine Articles

Links to EbscoHost, a database of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, many full-text.

Choose databases relevant to your research, such as

  • Academic Search Premier
  • America: History & Life
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Film & Television Literature
  • MLA International Bibliography.

Choose the Full Text box or Find It @ WVU to retrieve articles available online.
Choose the Peer-Reviewed (Scholarly) box to retrieve peer-reviewed articles.