Online encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search the whole collection or an individual encyclopedia.
Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Controversial topics are addresses in a balanced, unbiased manner.
One of the best sources for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on all academic subjects.
Covers all subject areas — find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, and more.
Full-text news, legal, and business sources.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Search for articles in news publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and newspapers from Washington and the Western U.S.
Search engine for blogs and Twitter.
The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.
The Library of Congress Web site archives are composed of sites selected by subject specialists to represent web-based information on a designated topic.
Search engine for Twitter and Google+. Tweets are indexed back to 2006. For full access to Topsy’s Twitter index, you must pay for Topsy Pro Analytics. The free version shows the top 100 tweets matching each search.
Must be logged in to Twitter in order to use. Advanced Search allows you to specify date ranges, people, and more. Twitter Support has a page about using Advanced Search.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Research projects include U.S. politics; media and news; internet and technology; and religion.
PolitiFact, a division of the Tampa Bay Times, is an independent fact-checking journalism website. PolitiFact’s reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more. Every fact-check includes analysis of the claim, an explanation of PolitiFact’s reasoning and a list of links to all sources.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. FactCheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.