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Current Event Resources

NewsBank – access all the world’s newspapers here!    log in using bellinghamschools as username & p/w         AllSides — balanced, unbiased news coverage

Bellingham Herald Collection from NewsBank

Fake News busting sites 

F.A.I.R — detecting bias in the media    Snopes— the antidote to disinformation      Media Bias in the United States – Wikipedia

Looking for a humorous take on the news? Try The Onion!  You can also use:  Global Issues in Context    – This database  gives perspectives on International news and current events.

Excelsior Owl Online Writing Lab—  Here you will find links to help guides for every step of the research/writing process!

Library Databases Research Assistance from Portland State University  
Global Issues in Context – Expert information & resources primary sources, international news, photographs, video clips, interviews & podcasts.

(ohs)   Click Here for Access from home

   Library DIY

Look here for assistance to help you with research,             citations, sources, and how to formulate good                     questions to begin research.

 Science in Context – Primary source information for all your Science research. Begin your research projects here!  Access from home: (ohs)    I need to start research on my topic — these questions     and answers are helpful, but may lead you to PSU             resources which you won’t have access to.
ProQuest –  Full-text articles from a wide range of journals, magazines, & newspapers for your research needs. From home: (0C6Q8MK3TP, welcome)    Choosing a Topic – from the WWU Writing Center
 Opposing Viewpoints provides current issues supported with both perspectives using articles, debates, controversies, statistics, expert resources. (ohs)    Analyzing the Assignment — from WWU
eLibrary – Full-text Articles, photographs, newspapers, maps, ebooks, radio transcripts, magazines (47-18603, bigchalk)    Drafting an Inquiry Question – from the WWU Writing         Center
World Geography – Detailed cultural information about every country in the world. (squalstorm)    Test Your Question – to see if this question will be             something you will be successful researching. from WWU
World Religions database – covers everything about all world religions.(squalstorm)    Identifying Sub Questions — this is very helpful before     doing research!  from the WWU Writing Center
 Culture Grams Detailed information about every country in the world. From home: (options, cgrams)


Worldbook Online

   MLA Formatting & Documentation Guide
   Student Guidelines for Writing A Research Paper – in         LibGuides

Use this for accurate citations!