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Tips to keep up with current news and events

Keeping up with news and current events can be time consuming and sometimes even overwhelming. As a business librarian, it is important for us to keep on top of things and I would like to share with you my top 3 hacks to make news reading more efficient.

1. Newsletters can help you save time and can be very easy to go through! These are the email newsletters that personally go into my inbox almost everyday.

2. Follow your favorite news outlet on Social Media. For example on Twitter, you will be able to understand the context of the news in 140 characters or less. Surveys have shown that Facebook is also popular in keeping up with current events.

3. News Podcasts can be a great way to amp up your listening library! I usually listen to podcasts while I am on my commute home from work. The two news podcasts that I find relatable and easy to listen are:

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Searching Article Databases

Articles are specific in scope and can also provide information on current trends and issues. Article databases listed here are available through the library and allow you to search hundreds of journals, magazines or newspapers for information on a variety of topics.

Learn the basics of searching for articles in business databases in our short video below, or refer to our Research Tips guide for for examples of how to search article databases effectively, like using single words or short phrases. 

(Sample video content from Business Source Ultimate database used by permission of EBSCO Publishing.)


Business Article Databases