Printed sources will have certain types of publication information that electronic sources may not. Look for the following to help determine if your source has a print equivalent:
Search for an article in a library database, or use the other resources listed to locate your publication.
Access information about newspapers, magazines, and journals published throughout the world, covering all subjects.
Note: Ulrich’s will tell you if a source is in print, but not if your specific article is in print. To verify this, search library databases for the specific article. You can start with the databases mentioned above.
Often you will find newspaper articles on the internet through credible sources such as the New York Times. Just because you find it on a newspaper’s website does not mean that every article has a print version. Use this database for electronic access to print newspapers from the United States, ranging from local to national.
Note: Some newspapers and magazines delay online access for anywhere between one day and several weeks. If you’re looking for something very recent, you may need to find the print copies which are available at the Undergraduate Library and other libraries on campus.
Is My News Real?: Tips for deciding if your news story is fake
Because: “A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy” -Craig Newmark (Trust Project)
What makes a news story "fake"?
How can I determine if my news is real?
Evaluate your news sites as you would any other source:
The Information Cycle (Accessible View)
Television, Social Media, and the Web
Weekly Popular Magazines and News Magazines
Academic, Scholarly Journals