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Links to news and information about hot topics and current events.

Databases Focusing on Full Text Current News

Evaluate with the TRAAP Test

Not sure which result to use as a source? Try the TRAAP Test:

Timeliness: Is the information new? What might have changed since this source was published?

Relevance: Is this source on your topic? Is only a section of it on your topic? Does it only cover some parts of your topic? 

Authority: Why should you trust that this author knows what she or he is talking about?

Accuracy: How did the author come up with the information in this source?

Purpose: Why did this author create this source? What is his or her perspective?

Learn more with our Evaluating Sources research guide: