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ACS Arab Spring News Resources

This page is just a supplement to our great News Subject Guide, and was created to remind you of some of the quirks we covered in class regarding both the Falvey Library search engine (Summon) and the Lexis Nexis Academic news database. 

Summon

Once you have a list of article search results from the main library search page (Summon) don't forget to check the "Include Newspaper Articles" box in the right limiter column and then choose the format "Newspaper Articles." MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE NOT CHOSEN ANY SUBJECT LIMITERS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE (most newspaper articles are not assigned subjects and this will throw off your newspaper search results.)

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Lexis Nexis Academic

Using Lexis Nexis Academic to locate news is also tricky. Be sure to use the main search box so you find results from all types of news resources, not just major world publications...

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Once you have a list of results, you can use the drop-down "+" symbols in the far left column to not only reveal a list of all the newspapers that have results but a full list of useful online-only "Web-based Publications"  such as Arab News.

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Other Sources...

Remember: A good old fashioned Google search for things like "eyewitness accounts of Arab Spring" can reveal great, legitimate news resources such as BBC and Al Jazeera which have open-posting forums and/or stories from people "on the ground." Just make sure you evaluate each site using the C.R.A.P. acronym to determine its scholarchip or legitimacy i.e. is it Current, Referenced, Authoritative, with an unbiased Purpose?

 

 

 


Last Modified: Thursday, August 28th, 2014