Hi everyone. This is a quick tutorial on
how to find a newspaper article in the PCC databases. Now many times you’ll hit, say, a newspaper article online that has a paywall. A lot of the newspapers
nowadays have paywalls. So it’s helpful to know that a lot of times you can take
that title and you can search it in the databases. Now there are some free news websites. I like to get my news from NPR. Now that sounds funny it’s National
Public Radio. But NPR normally runs the consistent stories, the common stories, of the day. There’s also news aggregators like Allsides, which will take major
news stories and do all their sides. There’s the USA Today, that’s still a
free newspaper. The Guardian is still free. Google News is a good aggregator. So you can always run through the headlines of Google News and it will
give you the current news. Now you have to watch out with Google, because in
Google, you’re reading news that Google has picked for you. But there’s a lot of
news aggregators that you can use. And that can be a good way of getting the
news. Feedly is one, Panda is another, Teachmeme for tech news. There’s a lot of aggregators that have specific news things, like Metacritic for movies,
science or (e)science news for science. Let’s say though, that you hit a news
article that you would have to pay for. What you can do is you can go to the
library in MyPima. I’m on the library tab right now and you can scroll down.
We’re going to Articles and Databases and then we’re going to go Directly to a
Database and we’re going to pick “ProQuest News and Newspapers” and we’re gonna click go. Once we’re in ProQuest News and Newspapers we’re gonna throw
our title in. And then we’re going to click the search button. And you’ll notice
here’s our title right here. “Bloomberg News Dilemma How to Cover a Boss Seeking the Presidency.” So we can click into that and we get our news
article. Here it is full-text from the New York Times. Again you can email it to yourself. You can click on this email tab up here and you can say I want the
full-text I want to make it APA. Right now we’re only working with the 6th
edition. And then you can mail it to yourself. What’s nice with finding a news
article this way is that you’re already in the databases. So let’s say you wanted
to find more information about Bloomberg his presidential campaign and the fact
that he runs a major news network. Well, what you could do is you could slip back
into MegaSearch and you could ask that question. You could do a search on his
presidential campaign and his news corporation. And when you did that search
you’d be able to look at other information that you found because of
that. Then you could pull that information up.
Here’s an article on the fact that Bloomberg News will avoid investigating
Bloomberg’s campaign. And you could email that article to yourself. Now when you do
that in the databases, when you go across the databases to check on the source
that you are originally reading you’re actually doing something called reading
laterally. You’re looking up information on a topic so you’re not just basing all
your opinions on one news article. And you always want to remember that, you
always want to remember that you cannot use what you are reading to check the
truth of what you’re reading. You need outside evidence. And so you want to make
sure that you’re looking across the web at your topic. That you’re researching
other sites and that you’re thinking deeply about the site’s intended audience
and what those sites are for. You’re really looking at the author; “who is it?”
The reliability and the target; “who it’s intended for.” That’s why we actually created a tab in
the Political Science Library Guide for this class. So if you go to Mr. B’s tab. You’ll
notice the various news sites over on the right. You’ll notice how to free up
locked news articles. There’ll be how to Read Laterally. Then
there’s the news and bias sites and that’s the reason why a site such as Allsides is such a great site. Because what it’s
really doing is it’s aggregating the different sides for you. So you can read
stories and you can notice the different sides; from the left, from the center, or
from the right. So that’s the beauty of Allsides as a news site. So I’m gonna end
right there thank you for paying attention.

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