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Evaluating Resources Guide

Substantive News

                                                   Substantive News                                                                              

Example

Chicago Tribune

Content

Current events and news that may be local, regional, national or international; Ads, editorials, speeches; Primary Source for information on events

Language

Written for a general audience; Understandable language

Authors

Journalists or staff writers

References

Rarely cites sources in full

Editors

Work for the publisher

Publishers

Commercial publishers

Example Databases

Alternative Press Index, Chicago Tribune, Nexis Uni (aka Lexis Nexis)

Uses

Locate up to date information about a current event, find local information, read editorials, commentaries, or expert/popular opinions