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Evaluating News Sources

Questions to ask when evaluating a news source:

  • What kind of article are you looking at? Is it a news story, an editorial, an opinion piece, or an advertisement?
  • What is the main point of the story? Does the headline and the lead support the main point of the story? 
  • Has the story answered the questions of Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
  • What evidence supports the main point of the story? What evidence has been verified? How was it verified? What evidence has not been verified? Is the evidence direct or indirect? 
  • Does the journalist/reporter/news source make their work transparent? How does the editorial board, the publisher, and the advertising department work together? Does the paper have a code of ethics? 

From the University of Texas Libraries' Evaluating News Sources Guide

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Major Newspaper Databases with Current Coverage

Print Newspapers availble at Langson Library

Our current print newspapers are located on the 2nd floor of Langson Library. Newspapers behind the Ask Us Desk include Orange County Register, LA Times, NY Times, and the Wall Street Journal. National and International daily newspapers are in the journals area. See red boxes on map.


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