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Fake News & Critical Thinking: Finding Real News

How to Choose Your News - TED Talk by Damon Brown

Fact Checking Sites

If the information you're finding doesn't seems suspicious or biased, use the sites below to fact-check or find alternate news sources. A project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center.
SciCheck From the well known Annenberg Public Policy Center; the site focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
Politifact Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-check site.
Snopes Award-winning fact-checking site.
All Sides Multiple angles on the same story.
Open Secrets From the nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics, the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. A national media watch group, offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship.
Media Bias Fact Check A comprehensive media bias resource.
All Sides Bias Ratings Provides readers a sense of the political leanings of the source.

SU Library News Sources

New York Times Digital Edition Access to the New York Times Digital edition for all faculty staff, and students of Shenandoah University. Coverage from 1851 to date.

Newspaper Source Plus  Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international, and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Times (London).

Newswires  Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.

Regional Business News Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Web News Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.

Factiva Offers full text access to most major US newspapers. It's tricky to use, though, so follow the directions below.

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources: Zimdars's List

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