Political Science often involves an assessment of present or recent events - meaning you will have to consult News items.
News magazines provide a more in depth coverage of current events - typically coming out Weekly - instead of Daily - so there has been time to gather more information about an ongoing event. Many Political Magazines are now either available via the Library's Full-Text Databases, or available for Free online. Some of the more commonly used resources include:
If you wish to get your news from a Broadcaster, check out one of the web sites for the major news broadcasters. They include:
Sometimes reading all of the dark things in the news can be depressing and you may need a break from it. For fun, visit sites that spoof the news - - but do not cite them in your papers unless you are writing about the Fake News! And stay away from Hoax sites whose sole purpose is to be misleading. Most well known and spoof sites are:
The Beaverton “files fictional stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. Using a “fake news” platform The Beaverton offers devastating insight and biting commentary on Canadian life, politics, and the world”
Ireland (just because Irish humor is so good!)
The following Databases contain full-text news articles in them. They can be easily accessed from home by entering your Brandon Username and Password when prompted to do so.
Current Newpaper Databases
Significant collection of news stories including links to legal news, national and I nternational newspapers, blog posts.
Historical Newspaper Databases: Canada
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
Library and Archives Canada's collection of Canadian newspapers is the most extensive in the country. It includes newspapers in original newsprint as well as on microfilm, microfiche and digital formats. The collection contains a wide variety of titles including community, regional, ethnic, Indigenous and student newspapers. The Halifax Gazette, Canada's first newspaper; the Canada Gazette, the official newspaper of the Government of Canada; and The Provincial Freeman, an antislavery newspaper, are just a few examples.
Historical Newspapers: World
While they may not be a source your professor prefers you cite, they often are quick to report new events as well as post editorials and post discussions.
More broadly for a listing of political blogs check out:
Of note for International Relations is:
Foreign Policy Blogs is a network of global affairs blogs and a supplement to the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program. Staffed by professional contributors from the worlds of journalism, academia, business, non-profits and think tanks, the FPB network tracks global developments on many topics of interest, daily.
Closely follows international politics and current events.
For a good analysis of what differentiates news found via Social Media site (like Blogs, Twitter, and YouTube) from more traditional news outlets (Newspapers and Television News) check out a this new report done by Pew for Journalism.Org. It talks about the strengths and weaknesses of each source.
If you are a student or faculty member at Brandon University, you can access any Newspaper Database from off campus.
If you are accessing the library's web site from off campus, most links on the library's web site will first take you to the Proxy Authentication Page, where you can log in with your Brandon University username and password. Once you have logged in, you will be taken to the destination of the link. You should only have to log in once per session.
To log in, you will need your Brandon University username and password - the same username and password you use to log into the Brandon University network when you're on campus. If you have not claimed your username and password or you are having trouble logging in with those, you should contact the Brandon University Help Desk (Phone 571-8500 Monday -Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM).
For more information, see the Off-Campus Access Page