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OAHS Library: Current Events

Research guides, databases, eBooks and other digital tools available 24/7 from your library

Databses

DATABASE PASSWORDS

Databases with the home logo are provided through Pennsylvania's POWER Library program. When accessing them outside of the school building, you must use the Chester County Public Library website, and select the Databases tab. You will need a public library card number to log in. 

Newspapers - Local and Regional

Pro/Con Resources

ProCon.org
A non-biased information source that presents sourced pros and cons of debatable issues, as well as a host of reference information relevant to those issues, thoroughly researched and compiled by our research staff and editors. Aims to promote civility, critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting the pro and con arguments to debatable issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, freely accessible way.

FactCheck.org
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

New York Times Room for Debate
In Room for Debate, The Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues. Reader comments are moderated Monday through Friday.

Public Agenda
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan research and public engagement organization dedicated to strengthening democracy and expanding opportunity for all Americans.

All Sides Balanced
Provides Media Bias Ratings for over 800 media outlets and writers, so you can easily identify different perspectives. AllSides rates media bias and demonstrates different types of media bias to help strengthen our democratic society with balanced news, diverse perspectives, and real conversation. Exposing information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other. with balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, civil dialogue opportunities, and technology platform are available for everyone. 

Politifact
A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

Debate.org
Debate.org is a free online community where intelligent minds from around the world come to debate online and read the opinions of others. Research today’s most controversial debate topics and cast your vote on our opinion polls.

National Discussion and Debate series
The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.

Free Website Resources

How to Spot Fake News

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