When searching for resources to use in your research, it is important to be aware of how the information you find relates to current events happening across the globe. This can help with understanding biases and how to place information in the greater context of things. Here are some websites that can help you stay current with changes in our government and financial system:
Recovery.gov features information on how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working, tools to help you hold the government accountable, and up-to-date data on the expenditure of funds.
OpenCongress is a non-partisan web resource with a mission to help make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement. Their goal is to bring together official government data with news articles, blog coverage, and public comments to give you the story behind what's happening in Congress.
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
When you are looking for topics related to current events, remember to use the library's online databases such as Opposing Viewpoints, SIRS, and Academic Search Premier.