Middle College – Current Events

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About this guide

This guide provides Middle College students with recommended resources for weekly current events assignments. Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of the guide.

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Books+ (search for library books, ebooks, and articles)

To access online library resources from off campus, enter your Pipeline username and password when prompted.

  • Print books – Click “availability” to find the book’s call number (shelf location)
  • eBooks – Click “view now” then click contents to open and read
  • Explore the Advanced Search

Online Library Databases

To access online library resources from off campus, enter your Pipeline username and password when prompted.

Encyclopedia Articles

Debate and Current Events Articles

Magazine and Journal Articles

Newspaper Articles

  • Newspapers
    1. Click “full text” box for articles you can read online
      Explore the Advanced Search

For a full list of library databases click here.

Explore Google Advanced Search

  • Limit domains (.gov, .edu, .org)
  • Explore other limits like region or file type

Use the P.R.O.V.E.N. Test to evaluate sources for credibility

  • Purpose: The reason the information exists. Is the purpose to sell, to entertain, to inform, to teach, or to persuade? Do the authors and publishers/sponsors make their purposes clear? Is this source designed for general readers or academic readers?
  • Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs. Does it relate to your topic? Does it meet the requirements of your assignment? Is it too basic or too advanced?
  • Objectivity: The reasonableness of the information. Is it fact or opinion? Is it biased? Do the authors use strong or emotional language, or leave out important facts or alternative perspectives?
  • Verifiability: The truthfulness and accuracy of the information. Where does the information come from? Can you verify it in other sources? Are there citations or links to other sources? What do experts say about the topic?
  • Expertise: The source of the information. Who are the authors, publishers, or sponsors of the information? Are they experts, or has the information been reviewed by experts? Is it posted on a personal website or blog?
  • Newness: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Is it up to date? Is your topic in an area that requires current information (such as technology or current events), or will older sources work as well?