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"The Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy is a research and training center affiliated with the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University."


Specific Sources: Newspaper articles

At first glance

By glancing at the article, you can easily find information to begin evaluating it. This information may include:

When was it written?

  • Keep in mind that depending on your topic the age of the material may be important.


Who wrote the article?

  • A byline indicates the journalist who wrote the article.
  • If the article does not have a byline it can still be a valid source for your research.

What newspaper published the article?

  • Depending on your topic, it might be important which newspaper published an article.
  • Some newspapers have an established reputation such as the New York Times or the Washington Post. These are good sources for national and international news.
  • Regional newspapers are excellent sources for local issues. The Arizona Republic is an example of a regional newspaper.

A closer look

By taking a closer look at the article, you can find additional information to help you evaluate it.

What type of article is it?

  • Editorials, opinion pieces, commentaries, and letters to the editor are written to express an opinion.
  • News articles report factual information about a current event.
  • Investigative reports tend to be longer and include more background information.

How detailed is the coverage of the subject?

  • How much background information is presented?
  • How long is the article?

Social Sciences Librarian

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Christina Sullivan
Hayden Library

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.