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ENG101 : College Writing (Nadeau): Researching Trends : Newspaper Databases

Researching Trends in Newspapers

Why should I look for newspaper articles?

Why should you do research in newspapers?

  • Newspaper articles are written daily- information is more current than content in academic journals
  • Newspaper articles touch on current trends and topics of the day
  • Newspaper journalists and newspapers can receive awards for their investigations

Newspapers are really great places to search for current trends.  One thing to keep in mind, though, is that information changes.  What we know today is different from what we know tomorrow.  Often newspapers can report misinformation only because there is no other information available.