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Writing A Research Paper: Newspapers & Reference Materials



  • Newspapers  
    • Newspapers are published daily and provide basic information on a subject or event. They can serve as primary sources featuring interviews and letters. Newspapers report on topics within hours or days of the event.   
    • For help locating a specific newspaper and to learn more about the newspaper resources available through Pepperdine libraries, take a look at this helpful guide: 


Sources and Where to Find Them: Reference Materials




  • Reference Materials 
    • Reference materials are resources compiled with information on a subject or topic such as dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias. Reference materials are great for getting brief, but valuable, information about a topic. However, reference books do not provide in-depth information on a subject. 
    • Listed below are two helpful and vast online reference works.