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Sociology: News

Resources in Sociology and interdisciplinary areas to start your research
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/Sociology

California Newspapers

News Portals

National Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

For more Historical selections review the News and Newspaper Research Guide and the tab for Historical Newspapers

Primary Sources Defined

News is considered a primary source, i.e. an original source created at the time a historical event occurs (or possibly afterwards) and are directly associated with their creator (or user).

Essentially, a primary source is the subjective interpretation of a witness to an event. Primary sources serve as the raw documentation, which social scientists use to interpret and analyze the past.


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