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IS 201: Life in Urban America (B. Bousquet)

Current info (news, etc)

Current information

Everyone's topic will have opinion pieces (such as OpEds), news articles (both newspapers and news sites), scholarly articles, websites, and books that will provide a wealth of current information. You will have to look at the date of publication to see how recent any one source is.

Opinion piece - the point is to have an opinion

Note that the purpose of an opinion piece, such as an Op Ed, is to have a bias and share that opinion. Figure out how to interact with this information without using it to support a point that should be more researched.

Everything should be evaluated

All other sources will also make word choices and include and exclude facts, so always notice that wherever you are--what is it really saying? (the 3rd question for evaluation)

Good databases for this part

Newspaper Source Plus provides full-text access to news sources (stuff you may be asked to pay for in Google search) from the local, regional, national, and international stage. ProQuest Central is a great resource for news and other types of articles.

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