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HD FS 315Y: Family Development

Guide to finding scholarly journal and other sources for course essays, citing sources in APA style, and formatting your paper in APA style.

Newspapers and Newsmagazines

Newspapers and news magazines document events as they happen and provide some early analysis. Use news sources to provide context for an event referenced in your research paper or to provide real-world examples to help illustrate an issue you are discussing.

These should be used IN ADDITION TO the scholarly journal articles presenting academic study on a topic. ALSO, consider the reputation and mission of a news source before you use it. Look for an "About" section of their website to find  their mission and any political leaning or affiliation.