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Choosing Credible Sources & Spotting Fake News: Home

This guide examines how to verify the credibility of sources. Included are tips for spotting fake news.

Overview

This Libguide discusses different strategies that you can use to evaluate printed and electronic sources. You will write a research paper or analysis at some point during your time at college. Information literacy is important in all aspects of life. Research papers are about collecting and interpreting data with the purpose of making and supporting an argument. In order to present and support an effective argument, you will need credible sources. Once you develop a topic to research, you can visit the ERC to get started. UA Cossatot's ERC houses about 10,000 print sources and 58 online databases. Now you have to determine which ones are useful to your study. How can you determine if the information presented is false, outdated, or biased? How will you know if the information is credible or not worth the paper on which it's printed? To answer those questions and more, check out this libguide about "Choosing Credible Sources & Spotting Fake News."

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