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Using Research
Be Aware of Bias
You should be aware that some publications have a certain bias on the issues presented. The web site may be produced by a company that, of course, will be supportive of the materials they sell or the information they provide. The magazine may be a trade publication or a society publication that gives only one side of an issue. A book may be published by an organization that is trying to convince others of the merits of the organization's opinions. While none of this is necessarily bad or wrong, you do need to be aware of what is presented. If you want a balanced paper or speech, you will need to look at all sides of an issue. However, if you are doing an argumentative speech or essay, you will want to present only your side.
The following periodicals (while they may be excellent resources for you to use) all have a particular bias.
America

Moderate to Liberal Jesuit Catholic

Brookings Review
Moderate
Christian Century
Moderate to Liberal Protestant
Christianity Today
Conservative Protestant
Commentary
Moderate Jewish Perspective
Commonweal

Liberal Catholic

Economist

British

FP (Foreign Policy)
Global focus
Foreign Affairs
Non-partisan
Hastings Center Report
Bioethics, Balanced
Nation
Liberal
National Review
Conservative
New Republic
Balanced
New Statesman
British Current Affairs
Progressive
Investigative Reporting, Liberal
Public Interest
Public Policy
Reader's Digest
Conservative
U.S. News & World Report
Moderate to Conservative, Objective
Utne
Alternative Press

Weekly Standard

Conservative

World & I
Conservative
World Policy Journal
Moderate to Progressive
World Watch
Global focus
God save the Queen!
Moo.
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Adapted from LaGuardia, C. with Katz, B. (2006). Magazines for Libraries. Ref. Z 6941 .M23 2006