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- Where to look to verify that the news you're looking at is accurate
- How to find the most skilled people in your subject area
Internet Search Tools
- Alternative search engines, directories, and free databases
- Information on where to find political news resources
- Best bets for finding information in the DFW area and within Texas
Megan's Recommended Resources
A fully searchable version of the Associated Press Stylebook, including an A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and a pronunciation guide with audio files.
Access World News Research Collection
This is the best place to start for newspaper articles from wide range of national and international newspapers within the last 40 years. In addition to keyword searching, you can also find articles by major topic.
Keep up with current news with this database of hundreds of international newspapers in full page color. Definitely check out the app for you smart phone or tablet that downloads the daily papers right to your device.
Based at Harvard, this organization curates public policy research relevant to the news media. Also offers tips sheets on sourcing and evaluating sources.
Quick summaries on the latest research news with links to the original studies.
Find current, historical, and SMU newspapers.
How to find personal, business, court, and government records.
Health and Coronavirus Reporting
Statistical resources, news coverage, and fact checking resources for health and coronavirus reporting.
U.S. Laws and Legislation
Find out how to discover laws for a specific topic, how to trace legislation, how to find analysis of the law. Includes historical law resources.
History of Southern Methodist University
Research SMU in books, notebooks, school newspaper articles, and more.