University Writing CC1010: Credibility/Reliability?

Be Aware of Bias/False News

TED Video: How False News Can Spread 

Blue Feed, Red Feed (from Wall St. Journal)

LibGuides, Research Strategies, Fact Checking

Compiled by Science Librarian Jim Crocamo,


University of Toronto Libraries - guide to spotting fake news

How Stuff Works - How to Spot Fake News

“How to (seriously) read a scientific paper”


“Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education” (from Association of College and Research Libraries)

Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s Center for News Literacy

Indiana University East Library’s Guide: Fake News

Pace University Library’s Guide: Real News vs. Fake News

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Lloyd Sealy Library Guide: Fact Checking, Verification and Fake News

Harvard Library’s Guide: Fake News

Cornell University Library’s Guide: Evaluating News Sources

Penn State University Libraries fake news guide:


Indiana University East fake news guide:

Gustavus Adolphus College library:

California State University Chico:

Columbia University Libraries: Journalism subject guide


The News Literacy Project

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Context - how did we get here and why does it matter?


Evaluating Information: The cornerstone of civic online reasoning
Stanford History Education Group:
NPR article on Stanford study:

“Inside the Macedonian fake news complex” themed issue - The News In Crisis


“Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This Is All About Income’”

“Solving the Problem of Fake News”

ACRLog: Information Literacy and Fake News

How Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Works

Anatomy of clickbait

“Before Jon Stewart” (from Columbia Journalism Review) - fake news vs. bad/wrong news

Angela Cochran’s Article in The Scholarly Kitchen: What we can Learn from Fake News can-learn-from-fake-news/  

Sarah Hicks of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom’s Blogpost

Donal A. Barclay’s PBS Newshour’s Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

“Evaluating Information; The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning” by the Stanford History Education Group
“Post-truth: Study epidemiology of fake news” by Adam Kucharski

“Fake News” in Journalism Practice Vol. 10 , Iss. 7, 2016 by Irina Khaldarova and Mervi


Meta-LOL (just for fun)

“Facebook User Verifies Truth of Article by Carefully Checking It Against His Own Preconceived Opinions”