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Evaluating Your Sources: Newspaper Articles

How do I know it's a newspaper?

You'll recognize many newspapers by their titles, such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, etc. But if you don't recognize it as a newspaper, the presence of a section letter as well as a page number is a good bet. Very short articles (1/2 p., 1/4 p., etc.) also tend to be from newspapers).

Evaluating Newspaper Articles

  • Have you heard of the newspaper? If so, what do you know about it?
  • What does UlrichsWeb say about it?
  • Is it an editorial, op-ed, or news article?
  • Do they mention their sources and can you verify that information?