A newspaper is a type of periodical. Periodicals are published periodically- at predictable intervals- weekly, monthly, or in another time-specific pattern. A physical newspaper has its own distinct appearance, usually published on newsprint and containing many folds and/or inserts. An electronic newspaper may be more difficult to identify if the item is not specifically noted as a "newspaper" resource.
You can find a thorough breakdown of scholarly, trade, magazine, and newspaper attributes on our Source Evaluation guide.
This guide covers newspaper access through the library. The contents include the following: