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English - Controversial Topics: Media - Types & Timeline

This guide focuses on searching for information about controversial topics.

News Sources

Online news sources, like many listed below, will offer immediate releases about what is currently trending in the news.

Types of Social Media

Below are a few types of social media:
Discussion Forms
​Photo Sharing (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, SnapChat, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)
Video Sharing (i.e. Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch, LiveLeak, Dailymotion)
Virtual Worlds
RSS Feeds

Evaluating Sources

The following links from the University of Washington Bothell library research guide "Evaluating Sources" provide tips about how to evaluate sources, types of sources, and the information timeline.

NSU Libraries Resource Guide

As a student and a consumer of information, you often have a choice in the types of materials you select for a given academic or personal need. Here are a listing of types of resources, what kind of information they provide, and how/where you can access these via the NSU Libraries.

***Click the NSU Libraries Resource Guide link below the box to download this file as a Word document.

Screenshot of Resource Guide

Evaluating Websites

Please see information guide provided by UMass Amherst Libraries about College Writing and Evaluating Websites, Evaluating Resources on the Web, and Evaluating Videos. See link below.