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Past and present newspapers can be valuable resources. They represent primary sources that can reveal how any given event was received at the time at which it occurred. This provides insights into opinions and attitudes that people held toward certain topics.
Now more than ever, while a news source may come from a reliable database, it is still important to critically evaluate its content. Learn how to evaluate your sources' credibility and identify "fake news."
Current full-text of the Wall Street Journal newspaper back to 1984, with in-depth coverage of national & international finance and business as well as coverage of general news events.
Scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources are important parts of the academic research process.
These sources are written by and for experts in a particular field and use scholarly or technical language.
They are reviewed by multiple experts in the field of study before being accepted for publication, and tend to consist of longer articles about the topic. Scholarly/academic sources are very focused on specific topics and don't often provide background information on your topic.
There are scholarly books and journals on most topics, including whatever majors you're interested in. To search for journals specific to your subject, go to our A-Z database List and click "Search by Subject."
The following configuration may be needed to access UA-subscribed content from off campus: 1. In Google Scholar, open the "hamburger" menu in the far upper left next to the Google Scholar logo and select "Settings. 2. From the settings menu, select "Library links". 3. Type "University of Arizona" in box and select "University of Arizona - Full-Text @ UofA Libraries". Then click Save. 4. When searching, articles for which we have full text access will display with a link "Full-Text @ UofA Libraries"; select this link to access it. (Please note that this link may be hidden in the smaller links below the citation, and you may need to click on the double arrow to the right of them to find it.) 5. To export citations to a bibliography manager, such as RefWorks or EndNote, go to the Settings menu, click on "search results", select the desired manager in the drop-down menu next to "show links to import citations into", and Save.
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