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Bill of Rights Project: News Sources

A LibGuide reference for the Bill of Rights Project and resources for context and analysis

On This Page

On this page you will find...

  • Access various news sources
  • Find out how to determine if you should use a source (or not)

Evaluating Sources

What to Look For in News Sources


  • What type of content is this? A news story? an opinion piece? a reaction? native ads?
  • Who and what are the sources cited?
  • How does the news source support their claims? Are there sources cited? Are they vetted? 
  • What types of citations do they use? (i.e. sourceless, witness accounts by journalists, accredited experts, sources that are close in proximity) Is there anything missing?
  • Is the information presented from one point of view? Are there multiple perspectives presented?
  • Does the author omit information or write in generalities?
  • Does the author present the who, what, where, why, how?

Lexis Nexis News Search

Searching News Sources on Lexis Nexis

  • On the Lexis Nexis main page, search for your amendment topic or right 
  • Once you have a search term, you can narrow your results by publications that you know are reliable:
    • Publication type
    • Specific subject
    • Location 
    • Industry (if applicable)

Google News Search

Using Google News to Find Articles

  • Visit Google News Site and use your topic as a search term (the more specific - the better!)
  • When you have results or a search term you can do the following:
    • Save your search terms to keep updated
    • Navigate through suggested topics
    • Creating "interests" and using tags 
    • The more you follow, it will display under "For You"
    • Check the "Fact Check" icon for more information on the source
    • Save stories and topics for later

 

Other News Sites