Build search vocabulary by thinking about the concept of modernization considering synonyms, narrower terms and broader terms for your research.
Westernization or modernization may be more narrowly written about through specific examples like:
democracy, public schooling, freedom, equality, women's rights, capitalism, market systems, sewer systems, railroads, infrastructure
These may be more "friendly" search terms to use.
Question potential bias:
1.) If the source is from a media outlet, is the outlet government funded or privately owned? Consider how this will affect their reporting on an issue.
2.) When reviewing newspaper articles be critical of information provided in an op-ed article. These opinion and editorial articles may not be written by an authoritative source and are more likely to have a biased slant.
|GLOBAL ISSUES IN CONTEXT
Find your country on the World Map. Click on the pin to get access to reference sources like the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations. Also NPR podcasts on your country, and magazine and news sources.
|ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER
|Use to find journal, magazine and newspaper sources reporting mostly from an external perspective of modernization efforts.
|Search LexisNexis for a country's internal perspective on their own modernization efforts, using country newspaper sources. See help video.
Use BBC News Country Profiles to:
Great resource to find links to a country's media outlets, from press to television, radio, and news/Internet agencies.
Click on the Media link at the top of the country page profile.