Click here to access a copy of the ALHS Library Tip Sheet: Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database that I handed out in class (check your notes on how to use).
Finding cases where police officers used force:
Opposing Viewpoints in Context database (see handout and notes):
News sources: Gather as many as possible -- local news, national news, watch out for BIAS, op-ed, etc. Look for factual, non-inflammatory reporting. If searching Google for news reporting, double check that the article you find is an actual news source and not an entertainment site masquerading as news. These links to online newspapers and the media bias chart should help you:
U.S. newspapers listed by state
List of U.S. newspapers with online archives
Remember to cite your sources!
Each article in the database has a "Source Citation" box at the end -- already in MLA 8 format -- just copy and paste.
Articles found elsewhere need to be cited! Easily create an MLA 8 citation using by entering the article's URL on Citation Machine.
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