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Online Library Orientation: The Information Timeline

This LibGuide offers general information about the HCC Libraries, library services, and resources available for research.

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Information Timeline

Knowing how, when, and who covers a newsworthy event will help you determine what kind of source to use and how to evaluate the source.

Newsworthy event occurs

The Same Day:
Social media, TV News, News website (Facebook, Twitter; CNN, BayNews 9, WFLA)

The Week of the Event:
Print Newspapers (Tampa Bay TimesNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today)

The Month of the Event:
Magazines (Time, Newsweek, People)

Months After:
Academic and Scholarly Journals (Journal of Common Market Studies, Human Behavior, Developmental Psychology)

Year or More After:
Books, Government Reports, Encyclopedias (Hurricane Katrina: The Storm that Changed America)