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Political Science: Mr. B


CIA World Fact Book

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook
provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


Politics and National News Magzines

Common Political News Sites

Searching Newspaper Databases

Try to free up "Locked" News Articles

If a newspaper "locks you out," try this trick:

  1. Copy the TITLE of the article you want.
  2. Open ProQuest News (pre-limited)
  3. Click Advanced Search (above the search box)
  4. Paste the article TITLE into the search box.
  5. Search.

This is designed for the following online newspapers:

  • New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Christian Science Monitor

Article Analysis: Lateral Reading

News and Bias

  • AllSides Media Bias Ratings 
    It is not “accurate” – there is no such thing as an accurate measure of media bias – but it does provide readers a sense of the political leanings of the source.
  • Allsides News Aggregator 
    Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.
  • Media Bias/Fact Check 
    A comprehensive media bias resource on the internet currently listing 2500+ media sources.

Instructor recommended web sites (US Politics)

  • Politico 
    A political journalism organization that covers the issues, ideas, and personalities behind politics and policy in the United States and in the global arena. Its content is distributed via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage in Washington, D.C. includes the U.S. Congress, lobbying, media, and the Presidency
  • The Hill 
    The Hill covers American politics and has been Published since 1994.
  • Arizona Republic 
    Phoenix newspaper circulated throughout Arizona
  • Capitol Times 
    Arizona politics & political news, covering elections, the governor, legislature, courts, agencies & campaigns in print and online
  • Net Top 20 
    The News Net Top 20 brings you the pick of the most popular and highest-rating sites for news on the Net today, from a single page. That way you get quick one-stop access to the best of the Net for news sites.