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Important Notes:

NEVER PAY FOR ARTICLES: The library subscribes to databases that have lots of articles in them from reputable news outlets. You do NOT need to pay for a subscription to a newspaper.


ALWAYS GRAB THE PERMALINK: Permalinks or permanent links are associated with articles so you can always get back to that article. You will need these for your Research Logs.

Cite your articles in APA

Your professors want you to cite your articles using APA style.

For newspaper article, this will look like the following:

Author Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year, Month, date). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper. url of the article.

Example: Cuff, D. (1985, May 26). Forging a New Shape for Steel. The New York Times.

Filtering Your Search

Filters to Select from the left menu:

Source Type:  Newspapers

Publication Date: September 1, 2022 - Today's Date - Using this date range will help you select articles that reflect the current conversation.

Document Type: Clicking on More will let you Include News, Article, and Feature and allow you to Exclude other types of content -- see if this helps!

Publication Title: Select the papers that you are allowed to use: The Texas Tribune, The Austin American Statesman, etc.

Filters to Select from the left menu:

Date Search: from September 1, 2022 to today's date

Source Name: Dallas Morning News and other titles






Screen capture of the AllSides Media Bias Chart, ranking online U.S. political content.

Visit the AllSides Media Bias Ratings™ page and search for any outlet for a full summation of their research and how they arrived at their rating.

Acceptable News Outlets

Your professors have approved the following news outlets as credible (trustworthy) sources:

  • The Austin American Statesman
  • Corpus Christi Caller Times
  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • The Texas Tribune
  • Dallas Morning News

*Note: Content from the Opinion pages are not acceptable for this assignment*

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