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U.S. History Research Guide

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Media Bias Chart from Ad Fontes Media

The following chart was developed by Ad Fontes Media.  Additional information regarding the chart and the methodology used to create it can be found on their website at

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New York Times Digital Access

Elon provides digital access to the New York Times to all Elon students, staff, and faculty. 

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Washington Post Digital Access

Elon now provides digital access to the Washington Post to all Elon students, staff, and faculty. 

It's easy to sign up:

Step 1: Go to the Washington Post site here.

Step 2: Click "Sign In" in the upper right corner.

Step 3: Cilck the "Sign Up" link in the lower right to register your new account.

Step 4: Enter your Elon email account. Then choose a password and click "Create Account."

NOTE: You must use your Elon email! 

Step 5: Once you've created your account, you will receive an email that asks you to verify your email address. Click the button in the email or paste the address into your browser. 

Your username will appear at the top right of the Washington Post page.

Click on your username, then select Account Settings.

Click on the box that says Activate free digital access.