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Writing Research Papers: How to Find the Help You Need

In the Library

The library subscribes to a number of journals and newspapers.  Search for them by title in the online catalog.  Newspapers are excellent resources for performance reviews and criticisms as well as providing good historical information.  Journals provide an excellent "snapshot in time" since they cover events as they happen.  The older print journals are excellent sources for period research. 

Older print journals are available on the second floor in the Bound Periodicals section of the Browsery, and on the first floor lobby for the current year. 

The New York Times is a highly respected newspaper with broad coverage of the arts. There are a number of ways that this resource can be accessed: 

We now have full campus access directly to the newspaper, and can be accessed at the New York Times website: The New York Times (

UNCSA students create a name and password in order to sign in to the site - instructions on setting up an account can be found in My SA, or go to while on campus. This access allows you to use the app on devices as well as login to the website. 

Current issues are also available through ProQuest US Newsstream. 

UNCSA also has access to the ProQuest New York Times Archive, coverage spanning 1851-2018.

There are many other periodicals and journals that UNCSA has access to that can help with research, and many are available through databases listed in our A-Z Database List