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Data Sources for Community Assessment

Resources for social work courses which require students to develop a community profile or assessment.

Current News

Here is a list of some of the most comprehensive library databases for searching current newspapers.

Historical Newspapers

Newspaper articles are excellent resources for following the history and background of policy development. While much of our current news is available from individual newspaper web sites, you will likely need to consult library databases to search for older newspaper articles.

Evaluating News Sources, Bias & Balance