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COE 103/202: First Year Seminar/Second Year Seminar: SL Social Issue in the News

Use this guide to find resources related to College of Education First and Second Year Seminars

Checking for Bias and Reliability

As you consider which sources to include in your project, remember to consider the bias of your sources.

  • Media Bias Chart - See where a source falls on this chart in terms of Overall Source Reliability and Political Bias

If your news source is not in the Media Bias Chart, these sites can help you learn more about potential bias around the topic:

Where Can I Find Newspapers and Other Recent Media?

Radio Station and Newspaper Websites

See below for links to some reputable news sources. Be aware that the websites for many newspapers and magazines have limits on how many articles you can read. UNLV Libraries has subscriptions to many newspapers and magazines. Links are provided below if we have a subscription.

For local and Nevada news, try the following:

Some national and international news sources:

UNLV Libraries Databases

Another option is to explore a database with news sources. For this assignment, we recommend NewsBank.

  • NewsBank provides access to newspapers across the globe, including 50 Nevada titles. Look also for the Social Issues option lower on the page beneath the search box. See the next box for tips on using NewsBank.

Search Tips for NewsBank

Consider the following steps to improve your results in NewsBank.

1. Click on "More Search Options."

More Search Options NewsBank

2. On the next screen, enter your topic and select "Headline." in order to search for articles with that term in the title:

Headline Search in NewsBank

3.  Look for options to limit your results on the left. You might want to limit the "Source location" to look for articles closer to home.

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