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PUBLIC DATA

Data.gov

Data.gov

The U.S. federal government's portal for open data provides access to a lot of datasets and offers the option to browse by topics, such as health, public safety, and agriculture. The site also links to data collected by cities, counties, and states.

UNData

UNData

For projects with an international perspective, the United Nations' data portal not only provides access to international datasets on topics from agriculture to tourism, but also has links to the data portals for many countries around the world.

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

This site collects data related to the Department of Education, which means that it offers a number of datasets that might interest students, librarians, and teachers. It also offers a link to the National Center for Education Statistics' Create-A-Graph tool, which is aimed at younger students.

Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public health data can offer many interesting possibilities in working with data, and the CDC's website provides access to a variety of health topics and tools and resources related to the datasets.

Global Health Observatory Data Repository

Global Health Observatory Data Repository

For health data at a global level, you can also look to the World Health Organization's data site, called the Global Health Observatory. Here you'll find datasets of health problems around the world and related topics, such as air quality and road safety.

Open NASA

Open NASA

Space exploration is always an exciting and inspiring topic, so why not incorporate NASA's data and visualization activities? With the open datasets available on NASA's data portal, your data project can visualize meteorite landings.

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FACT CHECKING

AllSides

AllSides

While not a fact-checking site, AllSides curates stories from right, center and left-leaning media so that readers can easily compare how bias influences reporting on each topic.

Fact Check

FactCheck.org

This nonpartisan, nonprofit project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players, including politicians, TV ads, debates, interviews and news releases.

Media Matters

Media Matters

This nonprofit and self-described liberal-leaning research center monitors and corrects conservative misinformation in the media.


News Busters

News Busters

A project of the conservative Media Research Center, NewsBusters is focused on “documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.”


Open Secrets

Open Secrets

This nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit website run by the Center for Responsive Politics tracks how much and where candidates get their money.


Politifact

Politifact

This Pulitzer Prize winning website rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. Run by editors and reporters from the independent newspaper Tampa Bay Times, Politicfact features the Truth-O-Meter that rates statements as “True,” “Mostly True,” “Half True,” “False,” and “Pants on Fire.”


ProPublica

ProPublica

This independent, nonprofit newsroom has won several Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2016 Prize for Explanatory Reporting. ProPublica produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Snopes

Snopes

This independent, nonpartisan website run by professional researcher and writer David Mikkelson researches urban legends and other rumors. It is often the first to set the facts straight on wild fake news claims.


Sunlight Foundation

Sunlight Foundation

This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization uses public policy data-based journalism to make politics more transparent and accountable.

Washington Post Fact Checker

Washington Post Fact Checker


Although the Washington Post has a left-center bias, its checks are excellent and sourced. The bias shows up because they fact check conservative claims more than liberal ones.

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