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Reference Sources
opinion writing


Encyclopedia of Journalism.   Sage.

Available online.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations.   Sage.

Available online.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law.  Gale.

Available online.

Associated Press Stylebook -- Briefing on Media Law.   Associate Press.

Available online.


CQ Researcher.   Congressional Quarterly.
Available online.
Collections of essays on contemporary political and social issues.


Available online.

Political fact-checking feature irst developed by the St. Petersburg Times for national issues, and now spawning individual state coverage.  (See "PolitiFact States" optionin the blue bar.)


Available online.

Similar service, provided by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.


Public Opinion Surveys

Services which provide results of public opinion polls.

Statistical Sources

General-purpose and specialized collections of data.

News Sites

National and international news media outlets.  See "Country Lists..." option for state-by-state lists of newspapers.