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JP025A Sloat Engaging the World - The Liberal Arts in Practice: Home

A guide for the JanPlan 2021 class on liberal arts and current events

News Magazines

These news magazines are all great sources for long form discussions of current events, but keep an eye on whether an article is an opinion piece. While these magazines all adhere to journalistic standards, their opinion pieces and editorial approach varies along the political spectrum. When in doubt, read up on the publication.


All members of the Colby community have a subscription to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal  and Morning Sentinel (our local paper) through the library. For instructions on setting up your subscription, check here.

Some other frequently used newspapers include:

Research Resources

Interdisciplinary Resources

Most important current events require an interdisciplinary lens to fully contextualize them. Depending on what topic you're investigating, you may need to bring in research from biology, sociology, education, etc. You are always welcome to reach out to a librarian if you're exploring a new-to-you field and want some ideas of where to look.

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