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Newswriting and Reporting: Shaia / Newswriting and Reporting I / Spring 2017

Research basics for the Newswriting and Reporting I and II courses in the UAB Department of Communication Studies

Activity Instructions

This page includes the questions and links to help you complete the class activity during the library research session for Newswriting and Reporting I.

Write your answers on the activity sheet you receive at the beginning of the session. For the "Share" portion of question #4, enter your answers on the Poll Everywhere site.

If you have questions about the activity, ask the librarian for help during your class session.

1. Read the White House Fact Sheet about three new national monuments

2. Find the following information through a web search:

  • a list of the national monuments in the United States
  • names of the national historic monuments in Jefferson County, Alabama (excluding the new Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument).


3. Search LexisNexis Academic database

Search the LexisNexis Academic database for articles about one of the previously-designated national historic monuments in Jefferson County.

What are the article title, author, publication, and date for one of the articles you found?

4. Think about organizations to contact for local angle

What local (city, county, state) organizations might you contact to get additional information for an article about the economic impact of the newly-designated National Monument in Birmingham?

Think: Answer on your own.

Pair: Compare answers with a partner.

Share: Enter your and your partner's answers to this question, minus duplicates, on the following website:

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