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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on which are the most reliable newspaper websites to reference for coursework, as I was penalized for using certain sources last semester as they were not credible enough.'
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    I have no idea of the context but I would be fairly surprised if any newspaper, no matter how reliable and unbiased, could ever amount to a credible enough source for the purpose of any piece of coursework (at least in law).

    Presumably whatever you are trying to reference is something that the newspaper itself got from some more credible source and you could reference that source instead.

    Perhaps you could give an example of what you want to reference and we can consider what alternatives there are to using a newspaper.
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    (Original post by JohnnyMcC1)
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on which are the most reliable newspaper websites to reference for coursework, as I was penalized for using certain sources last semester as they were not credible enough.'
    Do not use Wikipedia, BBC (for primary law), any newspapers (for primary law), any blogs or anything else. Websites are useful to say "someone thinks X"; it is not used as a source for primary law.
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    (Original post by Forum User)
    I have no idea of the context but I would be fairly surprised if any newspaper, no matter how reliable and unbiased, could ever amount to a credible enough source for the purpose of any piece of coursework (at least in law).

    Presumably whatever you are trying to reference is something that the newspaper itself got from some more credible source and you could reference that source instead.

    Perhaps you could give an example of what you want to reference and we can consider what alternatives there are to using a newspaper.
    Thanks! I will find out where the newspaper has got their source from in future
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    Do not use Wikipedia, BBC (for primary law), any newspapers (for primary law), any blogs or anything else. Websites are useful to say "someone thinks X"; it is not used as a source for primary law.
    Thanks! I used BBC last semester that is where I must have lost the marks.
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    (Original post by JohnnyMcC1)
    Thanks! I used BBC last semester that is where I must have lost the marks.
    Yep, you only use newspapers and the likes for opinion. But you'll be better off looking for the opinion of academics in journals or textbooks. Sometimes academics will write op-eds, for example WTO specialists often write in the FT in addition to journals and textbooks.

    For primary law of the basic areas of law, contract and criminal and so on, you look for legislation. You cite the specific section or sub-section. And you look for a case, and you cite the case. Nothing else will do.
 
 
 

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