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These news magazines are all great sources for long form discussions of current events, but keep an eye on whether an article is an opinion piece. While these magazines all adhere to journalistic standards, their opinion pieces and editorial approach varies along the political spectrum. When in doubt, read up on the publication.
All members of the Colby community have a subscription to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Morning Sentinel (our local paper) through the library. For instructions on setting up your subscription, check here.
Scholar-curated lists of the most important literature on a given political science topic, from foundation books to useful websites. Other Oxford Bibliographies, such as Public Health, might be useful as well depending on topic.
Public policy papers from think tanks, NGOs, and other similar entities. Be sure to evaluate the agenda of any given source, since think tanks generally argue for defined pollicies/positions/worldviews.
Most important current events require an interdisciplinary lens to fully contextualize them. Depending on what topic you're investigating, you may need to bring in research from biology, sociology, education, etc. You are always welcome to reach out to a librarian if you're exploring a new-to-you field and want some ideas of where to look.