The database Press Display features current newspapers from around the world.
You can also find current local newpapers on the west side of the Colonnade on the first floor of Ellis Library.
The Journalism Library has many current national and international newspapers.
If you are a student, you can also get the USA Today, New York Times, The Missourian, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from the newspaper bins at located on the groundfloor entryway by the Bookmark Cafe.
Essays are often labelled by what they discuss, not the fact that they are essays. However, a few call numbers are specifically reserved for essays:
American Essays: PS420-PS429 and PS680-PS689
English Essays: PR921-PR928 and PR1361-PR1369
These can both be found in 2 EAST.
Looking for a good non-fiction book to read but don't know where to start? These websites may help.