News and magazine articles can be found in library databases.
News can be accessed directly from trusted news outlets on the web, tv, or radio. Examples:
News can be accessed through aggregators. Examples:
Is there bias in the news? Can even reputable news sources have bias? The short answer to these questions is yes. Recognizing biases in the news is key to understanding your topic well. The following links can help:
Click the links below to view infographics that help explain which news outlets are politically left, center and right leaning.
This video provides tips for recognizing and avoiding fake news articles.
Many library databases provide scholarly journal articles on various subjects. Here are three interdisciplinary databases to get you started.
Authority refers to who wrote or published the research and their credentials or qualifications for being considered an expert on the topic. While peer review is generally a good indicator of quality, be aware that scholarly journals and scholarly journal articles should still be evaluated. Some journals are considered more authoritative than others. Also, journals occasionally retract articles that turn out to have problems with bias or accuracy after the fact.
Here are some resources for evaluating journals and journal articles:
What they have in common
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Use the following rubric to evaluate the credibility of websites.