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Find the website for "your" local paper
Both small and large newspapers from around the country
The big papers like LA Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Academic Search Premier
You can limit this to just newspapers using the limiters on the search page or the Source Type limiters on the left side bar of the results page.
Go straight to the source
Organization or agency website
Chances are they talk about the policy or program somewhere
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Citing your sources
The library has created cheat sheets with basic citation examples and paper formatting tips for APA and MLA.
- Ask open ended questions
- Don't ask questions you can find on the org's website
- Do some background research first
- Send a list of questions before you go
- Tell them how many people you plan to bring
- Take really good notes
- Ask if they have any questions