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Library DIY: Finding Other Resources

Current News

The library subscribes to several sources of current news including:

For archived/historical news articles, see the Primary Sources tab of this guide. 

You can also find news articles online by visiting local and national news sites (although not all articles will be free. Don't pay for subscriptions - contact a librarian for help!).

Here are a few examples:

When viewing online news sources, remember to read critically and apply the CRAAP test.  

CRAAP

Remember the CRAAP test from your first-year Inquiry class?

C - Currency: How recent was a source created/researched?

R - Relevance: Does the information in the source meet your needs? Is it the right type of source for your assignment?

A - Authority: What are the author’s credentials and expertise related to the topic?

A - Accuracy:

  • How does the source use data or craft arguments?
  • How do they back up their claims?
  • Are there factual inaccuracies?

P - Purpose: What is the intent of the author or sponsoring organization?