Wild Rabbits, Vegans and Voyeurism

Welcome back to This Week in Reference! As surely as April showers bring May flowers, this month’s research questions blossomed from curiosity and grew into knowledge. Here are some of the more intriguing topics that our Research Librarians and Peer Research Tutors helped students and faculty turn over:

  • Zentangle and doodling
  • Economic benefits of nurse practitioners in emergency departments
  • Yelling and athletic performance
  • Voyeurism
  • Feminist critiques of Jacques Ranciere
  • ADHD and sales performance
  • Michaelangelo’s “Angel”
  • Religious views regarding in vitro fertilization
  • Cosplay
  • Chicago’s municipal Y symbol
  • Benefits of a vegan lifestyle
  • Music’s role in emotional intelligence
  • Wild rabbits

It’s not always easy to keep up with the news! Here’s one way we helped a researcher remain engaged through our “Ask a Librarian” instant message chat service.

Question: Is there a way I can conveniently read major daily newspapers like The Washington Post, New York Times or Wall Street Journal online?

Answer: DePaul students, faculty and staff have online access to many newspapers, both U.S. and international, through the library’s online databases. To check if we have a particular newspaper available online, our research librarian suggested using the Find Journals by Title option (under the Find menu on our home page). Searching on the newspaper’s title will point you to the right database. You can use this option to search for your favorite journals and magazines as well!

Two databases, Lexis/Nexis Academic and Access World News, allow you to search many newspapers at once. For more information, including links to Chicago newspapers, see our research guide to newspapers and news stories.

The University also provides a digital subscription to the Financial Times. Here is the link to set up an account. Be sure to use your DePaul email address in the form:


Additionally, The Washington Post offers free digital access to anyone with a valid .edu email address – something all DePaul students, faculty and staff possess.  Follow the directions from this link to set it up:

http://help.washingtonpost.com/link/portal/15067/15080/ArticleFolder/78/Digital-Subscriptions: Choose →How do I activate my.gov/.mil/.edu free subscription?

Curious about something?  We look forward to connecting you with the information you need.  Visit our Research Help Librarians and Peer Research Tutors in person, or connect with us online! Thanks for reading and Happy Spring!

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