Begin by thinking like a historian, then shift to thinking like a literary critic.
Ask yourself: Who made wrote this? Where did the information come from?
Contextualize: Imagine the setting surrounding this source: What was the society for which it was produced?
Corroborate: What do other sources say about the information in this document? Do they agree or disagree with what this document says?
Analyze the text: What does the document say? What is the tone? What is implied by the diction?
Considerations when using historical news sources:
Search features to look for in different databases:
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Way to email a link or a citation.