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English 263 - Silence Breaker Research Speech: News & Historical News

What Do I Do Next?

Tips for Researching Historical Events and News

  • Limit the date to make sure you are searching for the events when they happened. Search for a date range; see how your topic was reported on as the story unfolded over at least a few days to a week.
  • Use the names of relevant organizations, people, locations you found in your preliminary research (countries or cities where events occurred).
  • When researching legal issues, use the names of the laws when possible ( e.g. Defense of Marriage Act, Civil Rights Act, Patriot Act) and/or court cases (e.g. United States v. Windsor--also known as Windsor).

Places to find Recent News (past 20 years)

Places to find Historical News (1990s and before)

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