Pathfinder for 2012 Presidential Candidates Information

About Barack Obama – Barack Obama
http://www.barackobama.com/about/barack-obama

Meet Mitt Romney | Mitt Romney for President 
http://www.mittromney.com/learn/mitt

What’s At Stake|Scholastic News Online http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757461

Election 2012
http://magazines.scholastic.com/election-2012

YouTube Politics
http://www.youtube.com/user/politics?annotation_id=annotation_413139&feature=iv&src_vid=Ktkx1D0huTA

PBS Election 2012 – Trusted. In-Depth. Independent PBS
http://www.pbs.org/special/election-2012/

Presidential Race :NPR
http://www.npr.org/sections/presidential-race

Milestones:Barack Obama-Interactive Graphic-NYTimes.com 
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2007/12/29/us/politics/20071229_OBAMA_TIMELINE.html/

Milestones:Mitt Romney-Interactive Graphic-NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2007/11/14/us/politics/20071114_ROMNEY_TIMELINE.html

PolitiFact – This Pulitzer Prize-winning website “examine[s] statements by members of Congress, state legislators, governors, mayors, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in American politics.”
http://www.politifact.com/

Campaign 2012| C-SPAN – Be sure to check the Candidates on the Issues section
http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/

Candidates – 2012 Election Center – Election & Politics from CNN.com 
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/candidates.html

2012 Presidential Candidate Positions on 61 Issues -2012 Presidential Election – ProCon.org
http://2012election.procon.org/view.source-summary-chart.php

Candidates & Races – Election 2012 
http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/candidates?mod=wsj_elections_2012_nav

BBC News – US Election (international coverage)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15949569

FactCheck.org | A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center 
http://factcheck.org/

Check the database page. These two databases should also be very useful. You will need the passwords for each one. Use advanced search with candidate’s name and the issue.
 

Pathfinder adapted from Joyce Valenza’s
Election LibGuide

There are plenty of other valuable websites but be sure to evaluate the information before you use it.
One rubric for this is the C.R.A.P._Test_scale_2.1
Downloaded from http://www.library.ohiou.edu/