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Spark 001 (Contreras): How Do I Find News & Magazine Articles?

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Finding News & Magazine Articles

News and magazine sources provide information about current events and social issues. Many but not all databases will have filters to help you narrow results to news or magazine articles. Some databases are exclusively focused on news.

These are just some of the many tools that can help you find current and historic news content.

Newspapers & Magazines

Media Bias Measuring Tools

Check a publication's level of factual accuracy and whether it has extreme bias in its reporting.

  • AllSides: news from various perspectives and information on media bias of individual publications
  • Media Bias / Fact Check: information on media bias and level of factual accuracy, includes a greater variety of sources than those found in AllSides

US Major Dailies

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Fact Checking Tools

There are also some sites that check into statements made by politicians and hoaxes / rumors.

  • Snopes: fact-check hoaxes (independent entity, founded by David Mikkelsen)
  • Politifact: fact-check U.S. politics (project of the Tampa Bay Times, a company owned by The Poynter Institute)
  • fact-check politics (project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania)