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Current Issues and the News

Different kinds of information can be found in news publications. Learn how to evaluate news and think critically about information sources.

News as Information

Whether you are trying to research very new topics or finding primary sources on historical purposes or just keeping up with local, national, and world issues, you will probably incorporate some type of news source. It could be a print or online newspaper or news magazine or even a news program. News sources usually incorporate different types of information. This guide will introduce you to the types of information you find in most news sources and provides some pointers on how to identify what type of content you have and how to evaluate it for use in your research. 

What is News?


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