Eng. 12 – Novel Inquiry

Updated February 4, 2019

Use of the the free online citation makers to create your works cited list

10 Major Canadian Newspapers -(login and password posted in library) – can access archived articles as well

  • Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, The Province, Regina LeaderPost, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star

Gale Virtual Reference Library –
Opposing View Points in Context
EBSCO Databases 
Canada in Context 
World History in Context

Suggested Search Tips from Ms. Atkinson:
– use broad terms in the “search functions of sites below
– use the “news” tab on Google with your inquiry question, or more specific terms
– use the above databases (EBSCO and Gale) to search for academic journals

List and comments below are from Ms. Atkinson 
Buzzfeed – American media organization with a growing investigative journalism team.  Covers global issues

CBC News – daily reporting and investigative journalism from Canada’s public broadcaster.  Canadian and international reporting

Globe and Mail – Canadian daily paper that publishes news and investigative reporting.  Paywall kicks in.

The Guardian – British newspaper that does reporting and investigative journalism. Major global/international focus. It also publishes a lot of opinion and commentary.

The Intercept – independent investigative journalism organization – global focus

Longform – compiles long-form journalism and nonfiction from a variety of sources.  You may need to verify the source; many pieces are opinion/documentary and not journalism 

National Post – Canadian daily paper that publishes news and investigative reporting.  Somewhat more of a conservative leaning
– can also go through the link above (10 Major Canadian Newspapers) which allows you to access the archived articles as well

New York Times – famous, reputable American daily newspaper that publishes news and investigative report. Beware, the site’s paywall will kick in after you view 10 articles

ProPublica – an American independent investigative journalism organization – focussed on U.S. issues, human rights, criminal justice, climate change.  More of a liberal leaning, but reliable.

Some other sources to consider

The Atlantic Magazine


Maclean’s Magazine

Mother Jones

The New Yorker

Toronto Star

Use the following sites to help you determine the reliability and validity of your news source as well as information about its direction of bias.

B.S. Detector – can download this “browser extension that alerts users to unreliable news sources”

FactCheck.org – from the Anneberg Public Policy Center

Media Bias/Fact Check – enter the website name or the URL  on this “comprehensive media bias resource” which has over 1300 media sources

Polifact – especially for topics related to politics

Snopes.com – can search by keywords or URLs