BallotPedia's 'sample ballot lookup' feature allows you to enter your address to see what will be featured on your ballot on a given election date. Sample ballots include information on candidates' biographies, past elections, and responses to a BallotPedia survey. Links to candidates' websites are also included.
This tool shows a list of candidates and ballot questions that will be on your ballot. This tool comes straight from the Minnesota Secretary of State, which oversees elections in Minnesota, but lacks some of the additional information that BallotPedia has.
The following resources can help you fact-check claims made by politicians in speeches, advertisements, and debates.
Provides overviews and point/counterpoint arguments on hundreds of current issues. Includes essays from leading newspapers and magazines across the political spectrum, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.
Similar to Wikipedia, but actually written by experts, this collection of more than 400 reference books will help you learn general information about your topic from quality information sources. Includes thousands of topic pages and images. Mind maps illustrate relationships between topics.
Prominent U.S. papers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. It's also a good place to look for Star Tribune articles, with archives from 1986. Use the advanced search tab to limit to particular titles or dates.