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Using America's News
To access popular press sources at Jefferson College Library, start by clicking the resources in the right hand column. If you are off campus, you will need to login to the proxy server using your v# in the following format v+#+jc- the end result should look something like this: v00124955JC
There are other popular sources available at the library. If you would like more information, please use the bar at the bottom to ask a librarian, or come into the library at Hillsboro or Arnold for more information.
Contains more than 2,000 news sources from around the country including St Louis Post Dispatch and the Kansas City Star. Find diverse perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.
Provides cover-to-cover full text for U.S. & international newspapers, selective full-text for regional U.S. newspapers, and television radio news transcripts are also provided.
How to use popular sources in scholarly research
Popular sources are recognizable by these characteristics:
- Popular sources use plain language. Most newspapers are written at around an 11th grade reading level.
- Contains short articles ( 600-1200 words)
- Published for commercial purposes- and generally make their money by selling advertising space.
- Not much actual research done by the publication itself.
Examples of popular sources include:
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- Rolling Stone
- St. Louis Post Dispatch
- The Leader
- Psychology Today
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