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Finding Reliable Information

Welcome to the Finding Reliable Information InfoGuide

According to Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, we create as much information every two days as we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003.  You would imagine that with this vast ocean of information available, it would be easy to find reliable, high quality information.  Unfortunately, just the opposite is true.  As traditional sources of reliable information (such as print encyclopedias and objective news media) have taken a back seat to user created content like Wikipedia and blogs, it has become more and more difficult to separate the facts from the fluff and the fraud.  So where can you turn for help?  Libraries are a great place to start.  There you will find both reliable information in many formats, from traditional print sources to the latest online databases, and librarians who have been specifically trained to help you find what you need and evaluate what you find.  This guide contains several excellent tools that have been developed by librarians, teachers, and other information professionals to help you navigate the sometimes rough and tumble ocean of information.  And remember, you can always contact your librarians for help!

How to Spot Fake News

Infographic of how to spot fake news.

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