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2020 Election – Rumors, Conspiracies vs Facts, Reality

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It’s 2020, another election has just finished, and yet again misinformation has been on the rise.  Rumors and conspiracies can be fun to read and share, but it’s always good to check for facts as well.  For many of us, it’s like sharing gossip.  Sometimes we share it for the laugh it provides, sometime because… read more >>

Media Bias and Information Literacy

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With the November election quickly approaching, it may be difficult to figure out how to avoid false or misleading information when trying to determine a candidate’s views. From social media to television, many people aren’t sure where to turn for reliable, fact-based reporting.   According to the Digital Resource Center’s Glossary for News Literacy, media bias is “pattern of unfairness or willful inaccuracy over… read more >>

Current News Resources

In this time of multiple events impacting all U.S. citizens, there are some great library resources to check for current information as well as to verify facts. These subscribed resources, free to use for library cardholders, collect together a wide variety of news stories from across the world. All are linked on our Online Resources webpage. World News Digest is one such resource.  The online vendor, InfoBase,… read more >>

Reliable Resources and Information Literacy

Don’t be intimidated about research strategies! If you feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of information coming at you from social media, the news, and your friends and family, you are not alone. It’s been increasingly hard to distinguish what a legitimate news resource is and what information is verified and reliable. I used to… read more >>