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This guide is for history research at CSUDH.


Historical and current newspapers report on events and provide expert opinions and public perspectives. Some news articles also link to and summarize academic research and statistics. Not sure if a news source is credible or reporting accurate facts? Use the 4 Moves & a Habit process to evaluate news. 

When would I need to find newspapers? You might use historical newspapers as a primary source in talking about a specific event like the Los Angeles Times coverage of the Watts Riots in 1965, or use current news articles for background information on a public issue like Time magazine cover story on the Parkland school shooting and youth activism

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