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Module 6: Evaluating Sources

Opinion Magazines

  • opinion magazinesIntended for the educated reader, but not necessarily the scholar
  • Opinions or viewpoints on cultural or political affairs, usually with a particular bias
  • Good for comparing points of view. Look at a political topic in both The Nation and The National Review to see vast differences of opinion

Opinion magazines typically have a narrow focus. Trade publications are another type of periodical with a limited scope.

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