Look for links to "Hot Topics," "Special Reports," etc. for finding news on the topics of interest to you, then use filters to sort by date, regional source, narrower subjects, as needed.
Note that multiple databases should be searched for various local, national, and international sources and media.
[In addition, off-campus users may need to verify WSU ID and password and then click the link again to enter databases]
See also WSU Libraries' Research Guide for Newspapers (https://libraries.wichita.edu/c.php?g=119899&p=781869) which sorts our news access resources locally, historically, regionally, by countries, issues, and more!
You may filter by books/ebooks, date, subject headings and title as well. If you find a book that interests you - pay attention to the subject headings assigned to those books and then use those as keywords for searching the catalog: for example - "gender identity united states," or "native american women culture," "african american biography," "working class united states biography" or "asian american experience united states," etc. [note: biography will include autobiographies. You may also want to include "juvenile fiction" or other keywords depending on the literature you are interested in reading.]
You can also click on the "Call Number" listed for books and virtually browse the books on the shelves near the one you've found for other titles (if you are unable to browse the library shelves in-person!
For help using the catalog see the tutorial in the left-hand column (if using PC) called "Finding Resources in WSU Libraries' Online Catalog."
[Note: Hover over the title links for descriptions of the issues/subjects represented in the books listed]
You can also see the full list of available databases - https://libraries.wichita.edu/az.php? [In addition, WSU Libraries' discovery tool "SmartSearch" - https://wichita.summon.serialssolutions.com/#!/advanced - searches many of these plus the Online Catalog) here - and search by keyword or filter by subject, media type, or discipline:
For additional assistance using WSU Libraries' SmartSearch - utilize the brief tutorial on the left-hand column of this page (if you are using a PC), or click here: Finding Articles Using SmartSearch (https://gots.wichita.edu/tutorial/finding-articles-using-smartsearch)
[Remember to use the filtering options provided in each database to specify types of resources, media types, dates, etcetera, in order to find the resources you need]
[In addition, off-campus users may need to verify WSU ID and password and then click the link again when accessing streaming media]