Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains more than 700 Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U·X·L titles. New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day. Included in the resource are:
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Online access to back issues of one of the longest-published American magazines of opinion and criticism, covering politics, culture, books and the arts - in America and around the world - from a liberal/leftist viewpoint.
This survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more. 2nd ed, edited by Amanda C. Quick.
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A full text database of over 60 newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press, covering ecology and the environment, grassroots organizing, labor, indigenous peoples, public policy, genetics, and much more.
Full text of balanced, accurate discussions of over 250 controversial topics in the news supplemented with chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, contact information, and bibliographies including primary source documents and news editorials.
Searchable access to the backfile of the Wall Street Journal newspaper (Eastern Edition) from the first issue on July 8, 1889 through the December 31st issue of 17 years ago. (One year of additional content from 17 years ago is added annually.) Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm.
Note: For searchable access to the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1995 to the present, use ABI/INFORM. For combined searchable access to the complete backfile from 1889 up through today's issue, use ProQuest News & Current Events.
|Blog Name||Political Slant|
|Daily Dish||Multiple Perspectives|
|Little Green Footballs||Multiple Perspectives|
|The Michigan View||Conservative|
|Talking Points Memo
Click here for a selected list of magazines and newspapers generally considered to be liberal or conservative.
How did we put together this list? We looked at a variety of criteria:
- "Popularity" according to web ranking sites such as Technorati and ComScore Media Matrix
- Inclusion in selected academic research regarding political blogs
- Inclusion in other academic libraries' guides to political commentary
- Cited or identified by traditional news media outlets as prominent political blogs
- Our own judgement*
- Does not include blogs associated with print or "traditional" news media, with some exceptions
There is no single location to search for political commentary on a topic. You may start with Google, but how do you narrow down the hundreds of thousands of results to find those sources that are from “known” or popular conservative bloggers, say, or sort out only “credible” liberal pundits from the thousands of people who write personal blogs?
The honest answer is that there is no easy way to do this. However, in order to simplify things somewhat, we have put together the list above.
We make no claims that inclusion on our list means that these blogs are more “credible” than others. Nor do we claim that this list is in any way comprehensive. The authors represented here include journalists as well as average citizens who have made a name for themselves solely through their online commentary. We attempted to include blogs that are currently widely read. We recognize that this being the web, “popularity” changes from day to day, so by the time you read this our list will likely be outdated. But it gives you a place to start.
*If you have questions, please contact Scott Dennis, Shevon Desai, or Marija Freeland.