The news is a critical source of information.
Please note: From 2020, the Library does not receive print copies of any Australian newspapers. Access to newspapers and media is provided exclusively online.
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While they are not considered academic sources, news articles and media can be used to inspire and enrich your research.
Different databases will have access to different types of articles and some are subject to embargos.
News paper articles can be used as primary sources. They can:
Newspapers also contain commentaries and editorials which are useful as secondary sources.
The news is not just what is printed: TV news and current affairs are also important sources of information and can also give you further insight into what is happening in the world.
Current affairs shows use mainstream news headlines to explore themes, events, and people of interest through detailed analysis and discussion.
As with all your resources, you should always view these resources very critically as they can be used to spin a certain story or push an agenda.
An archive of a variety of current affairs titles are available through ClickView.