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Useful Links

Fact Checker Sites

  • Snopes - One of the first fact-checking sites on the Internet; provides fact-checking and analysis.
  • FactCheck.org - Monitors factual accuracy of political discourse. 
  • Politifact - Fact-checking site that uses a Truth-O-Meter to rate truthfulness of claims. 
  • The Washington Post Fact Checker - Washington Post journalists who check the truthfulness of political statements. 

Primary Sources and Historical Research

 Open Access Journal Articles

Data and Statistics

  • Data USA - Free platform that allows users to collect and analyze shared US data
  • Data.Gov - US Government open data
  • CDC FastStats - Quick access to public health topics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • USAFacts - Non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that uses publicly available data to create a portrait of America. 
  • World Factbook - Information on history, people, economics, geography, etc. for countries all over the world. 

Novels and Author Information

  • Teen Reads - Book reviews, author interviews and information on upcoming releases
  • Biblio - Author biographies and bibliographies
  • Bibliomania - Classic texts, author bios, book summaries, etc. 
  • Fantastic Fiction - Search more than 40,000 authors to find bibliographies and book info
  • Book Reporter - Book review website that includes author biographies

Science

Educational Videos

  • Moving Images Archive - Copyright clear video clips that may be downloaded in a variety of formats.
  • Watch Know Learn - Free educational videos organized by subject area. 
  • SchoolTube - K-12 video sharing platform for students and teachers. 

Careers and Employment

  • Job Search Tips - A list of resources to help teens find a job
  • My Next Move - US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration website; browse careers and industries
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - US Dept. of Labor publication that includes job forecasts, salaries, education, etc.