You will be looking for reputable news sources related to criminal justice. You will need to use one of Fogler Library's news databases to locate and read your news source, and create a bibliographic citation for your source.
As you are developing your topic idea, you might be interested in looking at Fogler's Hot Topics guides.
Reputable news sources are news sources that are considered trustworthy, and are transparent about where their information comes from. Here are some general characteristics of reliable news adapted from the Society of Professional Journalist's Code of Ethics:
For this assignment, you may use one of two Fogler Library Databases, listed below. Both provide ways to use Advanced Searching to find news on your topic, and both have the full text of the news articles directly available.
Once you've identified a news article to use for the assignment, you need to make a bibliographic citation to your source. There are many different citation formats to choose from, such as MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. And did you know there is also the ASA (American Sociological Association) citation format?
For all citation formats, you will need to know:
Note: If you found a news source on the free, open Web, you would add a URL, but not for sources found through the databases.
The good news is that you can grab the citation information directly from either of the above databases. The bad news is that it is never completely correct, so you need to check the citations to make corrections.
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