The ways we decide whether a source is reliable are critical. Take a look at these guidelines and tools.
Not sure if something is credible? Ask us! Librarians can help you find and analyze sources.
Be a responsible information consumer. Here are 6 ways you can evaluate and engage:
1. Think before you share. Read the entire piece, not just the headline, before you decide whether or not to share.
2. Verify an unlikely story. Check to see if other reliable news sources are reporting the same story. Snopes and Politifact can also be useful in determining the veracity of a claim or story.
3. Trace the story or information back to the original story and evaluate it.
4. Help debunk fake news.
5. Rethink where you get most of your news. Expand your information network to include diverse perspectives from quality sources.
6. Think critically about your sources. Remember that:
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