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BOS 101: News@Boston: Home

What's In This Guide

Use the tabs above or the links below to navigate this guide. And remember, Help! is only a click away!

Spotting Fake News

Getting To Know Your Topic

Background sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide contextual information and answer straight-forward questions. They include definitions, statistics and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms. 

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How to Use this Guide


Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to local news sources in Boston. Use the links in the table of contents or the tabs at the top of the page to locate resources about the city of Boston as well as newspapers and magazines and television and radio stations. If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

Good luck with your research!

Data from the Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan institute that provides the public with information about the issues, attitudes and trends in America and around the world. They conduct opinion polling, demographic research and other data-centric social science research in order to contribute to the public dialogue and support public policy.

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Books: In-depth Information on Your Topic

Books are a great source of in-depth information on a topic. Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic. You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.

How Local vs. National News Readers Compare on Social Media Sharing

"People who read predominately community news were found to be more active sharers of the news on social media sites in a study of more than 2,300 adults by Advance Digital Media Group."

Infographic: Carlos Monteiro, AdWeek