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The nation's alternative weekly newspapers (The Village Voice, The
Chicago Reader) are proliferating at a phenomenal rate. And
why not? They offer in-depth coverage of stories often
overlooked by the big-city dailies. But keeping tabs on the more
than 130 of these alternative sources of offbeat stories has been
difficult at best...until now. Check out this searchable site
for all the best--and some of the worst--in alternative news.
Brookings Institution One of Washington's oldest
and most highly regarded think tanks, The Brookings Institution is an
independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis,
and public education, with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy,
and governance. Its 140 scholars and 200 research assistants and
support staff contribute to researching issues; writing books, papers,
articles, and opinion pieces; presenting expert testimony before
Congress; and more.
Behind the News InfoPlease offers current news
headlines plus various related articles fleshing out behind-the-scenes
stories. Along with its in-depth reporting, you'll find a plethora of almanac-type listings
broken down by subject matter, new information,
and a new way of accessing existing concepts.
Finder We're not exactly sure what a Fagan is,
either. But we do know that this nifty little site is
filled with reference links, sources, and means of acquiring
information, files, and other goodies quickly and easily. Think
of it as a shopping mall of resources under a single roof, from
reference and media links to quotes and useful tools.
Affairs Whether you're researching a foreign
novel or working as an overseas correspondent, when you need info on
foreign locales, you need Foreign Affairs, the monthly publication of the
non-profit Council on Foreign Affairs. In addition to each
monthly issue, you'll find "Background on the News" and
"Browse by Topic" particularly useful. And links such
as "Back Issues," "Academic Resource Programs," and "International
Editions" are worth their weight in shekels.
Here you'll find a magazine-article style search engine
dishing up detailed articles on virtually every
subject in the universe--from fruitcake and making Swedish glog to
pain pills and choosing between different types of nuts. You can
find and read 3.5 million articles from more than 700 publications,
making this the perfect spot for both new story ideas and
conducting in-depth research.
This is a great site when you need to find and access magazines fast.
It's broken down by categories and easily navigated. Find an
article you like, and use the felt-tipped marker pen () to mark it or
the () to search
out similar articles, a very handy feature when you're
looking for multiple article resources and don't want to stop to
download every piece you stumble across.
New Perspectives on the West In a
conversation with PBS several years ago, Kiowa poet N. Scott Momaday
remarked that the American West "is a place that has to be seen to be
believed, and it may have to be believed in order to be seen."
Over the past five years, the network has logged more than 100,000
air-miles and filmed 72 interviews comprising 250 hours of film.
The results are facts and figures about the real Old West not
available anywhere else.
This resource for book and article ideas features a comprehensive
place to find out what's happening anywhere and everywhere around the
world. News stories are broken down by categories and concepts.
As it calls itself, this is "One site, 3,600 sources, complete
coverage for over 150,000 topics."
The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient
Information Center is an updated source for
accurate information regarding the roles of specific vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other micro-nutrients
and identifying the role they play in preventing disease and promoting health.
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