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Social Psychology, Communication, Media Studies Research Guide

Media Literacy and Fact Checking

The Annenberg Political Fact Check (

The site "aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics [by monitoring] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."

Robert Niles' Journalism Help: Finding Data on the Internet

Selective links to online sources, primarily statistics, for fact checking. Topics range from Agriculture to Law and Politics. Robert Niles, journalist and website editor in California has worked as an Internet editor newspapers, the (Denver) Rocky Mountain News and the Los Angeles Times, where he also wrote columns and reviews as a staff writer for the paper's Business and Calendar sections.

VirtualSalt: Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

This site offers more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices which can be used to identify elements of arguments as well as clarify writing. Last updated 2008.