Attorneys are sometimes called to look for information on clients, witnesses, opponents, or business entities, and other times they just want keep apprised of current events. This guide points out some resources and offers some basic information for managing these sorts of research tasks.
Regional and national newspapers are available via Lexis and Westlaw.
Lexis: Access the News page from the home page. From there, search or browse a variety of newspapers or other current awareness sources.
EBSCOhost has two news related databases
Newspaper Source provides access to 40 national & international newspapers, plus selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States, including Crain's Chicago Business.
The UIC Library has a guide to finding electronic, print, and microfilm newspapers at UIC and beyond.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - the daily newspaper for Chicago attorneys.
Chicago Lawyer magazine - features articles about the Chicago legal community and regular columns by local attorneys
Articles published in business magazines and journals provide valuable insight into a company's operations, strategy and competition. In addition to general news sources consider checking these business specific resources:
Business Source Complete (available via EBSCOhost) - articles and reports from scholarly journals, trade publications, newspapers and business magazines.
America’s News via the Chicago Publica Library. Search hundreds of newspapers and other news sources. Papers include the Chicago Sun-Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kansas City Star, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Peoria Journal Star and State Journal-Register. You must have a Library Card Number to access this database.