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Post-Election Resources: Filter Bubbles & Media Diets


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Evaluating Information Online User Verifies Truth Of Article By Carefully Checking It Against Own Preconceived Opinions

This satirical article from The Onion raised an important point: how should you evaluate the information you find online?  

Vary Your Media Diet

Some news subscriptions that run the gamut of liberal and conservative - the library subscribes for you so you don't have to pay for high-quality news coverage!

More Liberal More Conservative
Guardian Christian Science Monitor
New Yorker The Economist
New York Times Wall Street Journal

For more options, check out the News & Newspapers Guide, a comprehensive library guide that has links to local, national, and international news sources.

Check out websites without giving them hits

Sometimes you want to see what a particular organization is saying but you don't want to give them website hits. Here's a workaround:

  1. go to Internet Archive Wayback Machine
  2. type in the URL of the website you want to see
  3. choose the most recent time that the website was crawled. Or, if you have a particular time period in mind, go to that time period
  4. Navigate the website through Internet Archive

Screenshot below - observe that the URL is that of the Internet Archive, not the website in question's: