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The world isn't divided into academic articles and 'bad sources for papers'. Sometimes, you may find yourself using news sources. News articles can be really helpful for finding:

  • Local content. If you're writing about something going in your city, there is a good chance you won't find a peer-reviewed article specifically about your city. You can supplement a peer-reviewed article about a general topic with local context from a newspaper article. 
  • Information about current events. It can take a long time to get academic article published; if you're researching something that happened recently, you might need to use news sources to get information on the event itself. 

Example Articles