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Media Bias Sites
All Sides is a news website that presents multiple sources side by side in order to provide the full scope of news reporting.
Pew Research Center - Political Polarization
Survey data reveals the news source favored by people according to their political beliefs.
Searching the Princeton Library Catalog and encyclopedias are great ways to get background information and understand the terms used to describe topics.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online This link opens in a new window
Academic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which is no longer published in print format. For a list of all editions of the Britannica held by Princeton, see the History Resource Guide
. Includes the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Antiquity+
OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary) This link opens in a new window
Considered the most authoritative and comprehensive English language dictionary in the world. Includes information on the English language, its history, and the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped the language through the centuries
Oxford Reference This link opens in a new window
Full-text of hundreds of dictionaries and other reference works in the humanities and social sciences, published by Oxford University Press.
Blackwell Reference Online This link opens in a new window
Full-text of approximately 300 humanities and social science reference books published by Blackwell.
While it is not advisable to use this as a source in an academic paper, it can sometimes LEAD you to other great sources, especially on contemporary topics.
This is a list of the various specialized ONLINE encyclopedias we have--there are many more in the physical collection.