Finding reviews of a concert, show, or of a recording can be difficult.
The main resources to use are either the music Indexes:
Or using the news database Factiva:
There are also Web links to review sites in the different subject areas: Contemporary, Jazz, and Music Theatre.
Unlike scholarly sources (like academic books and peer reviewed journal articles), popular sources (like newspapers, reviews, blogs, tweets, etc) are not original research, instead tending to be either opinion-based or written about other people’s original research.
These materials are fine to be used to illustrate a point, or for otherwise current news, but not to build your argument.
Evaluate web sources very carefully before including them in your research. The main conditions for evaluating websites are:
Factiva -- Provides access to global news and business information, including full text access to Australia newspapers and newswires
ipl2 (Newspapers & Magazines) -- Provides links to newspapers from around the world
Perth Now -- News website produced by the Sunday Times
ABC News -- News website of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
BBC News -- News website of the BBC in the United Kingdom
CNN -- Cable Network News channel from the United States
TV News -- A searchable database of news and current affair stories, as well as documentaries, broadcast on free-to-air television. Stories are accessible within the database as compressed video
World News Australia -- News website of SBS
Fake news is not new, but increasing discussions of "fake news" have surrounded political campaigns and the rise of satire news publications.
It is important to be aware that not all "news" published on the internet is reliable, and similarly, that not all news claimed to be "fake news" is in fact fake. Just because you disagree with the news piece doesn't make it fake.
Fake news can include content created by non-news organisations to drive web users towards ads (i.e. clickbait) or to spread false information (rumors, conspiracy theories, propaganda etc).
There are a number of websites devoted to fact checking news. A select few have be identified below.
If you come across another fact checking website and want to know if you can rely on it, check if the International Fact-Checking Network has accredited the website.
A joint project of RMIT University and the ABC
Created by Amnesty International. Focus on validating video content.
A worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage.
An Australian based website. All FactChecks are blind reviewed by a second expert.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Centre. US focus
The UK's independent fact checking charity.
The Snopes.com web site was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources.
A fact checking site with a focus on American politics.
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