The Library subscribes to the Washington Post. Get the username and password in the library for online access.
- Daily newspapers are available in World Book Advanced – Under “Research & Resources” in the upper right hand corner of its home page. Find newspapers from all over the world and every state in the U.S. — just today’s issue. However, the tool does not provide back issues across all newspapers.
- World History in Context– see fantastic video, reference and magazine articles there with a quick search.
- American History in Context– video, reference and magazine articles there with a quick search.
- Historical Newspapers: Arlington Public Library provides card-holders online access to these databases: New York Times (Historical), The Evening Star (local to DC), The Washington Post, and Alexandria Gazette, and from many important US newspapers: Proquest Newspapers. Find additional sources of freely available Library of Congress as well as this source for African American Newspapers from history.
- NewsELA is a small database that is not maintained by the library. Find it linked in some Canvas Courses. Its features make it user-friendly for developing readers of English.
Reputable News sources on the Internet, whose editorial boards represent a broad spectrum of views:
- Washington Post
- Wall Street Journal
- ABC News
- CNN Politics
- CBS News
- MSNBC News
- Fox News
- PBS NewsHour
- Huffington Post – largely commentary/opinion
- ScienceNews for Students
- Science Daily – links to breaking news in a variety of topics!
Podcasts- download and listen, or view on your device
- CNN, NPR, PRI, and the Council on Foreign Relations are a few sources of excellent programming– listen and/or view.
- America Abroad runs outstanding 50 minute programs on important topics in America’s relationship with other countries.
APS-provided iPads may presently have a News app that you can configure to show the topics you wish (it functions like a generalized RSS feed.)
Elections and Politics
Many thanks to Theresa Flynn (former Supervisor of Libraries in APS) for these contributions! Note: some of sites include significant bias. They are offered as support to lessons from Common Sense Media and Librarians in order to facilitate lessons that skill students to critically evaluate sources for bias, authenticity and the application of The Society of Journalists’ code of ethics.
Political Party sites:
- Democratic National Committee: https://www.democrats.org/
- Green Party: http://www.gp.org/
- Libertarian Party: https://www.lp.org/
- Republican National Committee: https://www.gop.com
ALA’s “Great Websites for Kids” (lots on Government, little on the elections): http://gws.ala.org/category/social-sciences/politics-government
Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics
Fact Check: http://www.factcheck.org/
Larry Ferlazzo’s teacher-focused blog on best educational websites (has good comparative sites for political ads): http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2015/12/19/the-best-sites-to-learn-about-the-2016-u-s-presidential-elections/
League of Women Voters: http://lwv.org/
PBS NewsHour (has educator materials): http://www.pbs.org/newshour/topic/politics/ (PBS for students: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/tag/politics/)
Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/