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This is a general guide for students interested in locating information for Mr. Torres' class using LPC Library resources.  You'll find suggestions for locating newspaper articles for your Political Science 7 assignment and pointers to sources on creating in-text citations and an APA reference list for news articles. 

Please contact a reference librarian if you need further assistance. 


Sample Student Essays

Newspaper Articles Instructions

You will be reading and writing about American government, politics and policies.

  1. Select three newspaper articles that were published between July 1 to the present.
  • The articles must relate to three separate concepts or court cases presented in your textbook.
  • The concept should not be too broad.
    • Too broad = "democracy"
    • Narrower concept = "direct democracy"
    • Find examples of "direct democracy" such as a proposition (i.e. Proposition 64)
  • Be specific and correct.
  • The article you choose must include enough information for you to be able to write a synopsis and analysis that is a minimum of two typed pages.
  • Use only the five newspapers contained within the LPC Library database US MAJOR DAILIES.
  • Do not use magazines; do not use editorials from the newspapers.
  1. Write a synopsis THEN an analysis for each article, explaining the relationship between what is presented in the article and the concept explained in the textbook.
  2. Provide your personal perspective about the article.
  3. Use APA format for your in-text citations and reference list. Cite BOTH the news article and your textbook in each analysis.
  4. Submit a copy of the entire article with the date/page indicated with each summary.

Ask Mr. Torres or a reference librarian for assistance.

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