Exhibit sources are data, phenomena, or artifacts that require interpretation and provide the primary evidence for your argument—the things the researcher is puzzling over.
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|Exhibit Sources||Newspapers via Library Databases (US Newsstream Proquest) works well for most projects. Only search the newspapers you chose in your study design.||The simplest search terms possible. Think of the word or words that would be in every newspaper article written about your event/issue but would eliminate most articles about other events/issues from the same time period. “Media” and “bias” should not be included in your search terms.||All of the newspaper articles that result from your study. You should narrow the date range and publications so you get between 20-40 articles. Read and analyze all of them to determine the answer to your research question. Choose five to analyze in your paper.|