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Research Help

A help guide on some key activities involved in research processes.

Sources for Fact Checking Online News

Learn about how to quickly determine how likely it is that information you read online is accurate:

With the rash of disinformation and misinformation, a.k.a. "fake news" online, these are some sources that can help you get closer to the truth:

Additional fact checker sites for specialized topics:

 

For an in-depth discussion of methods of online fact-checking, see the free e-Book: "Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers"

Tutorials and Mini Courses

Newspaper Databases

New York Times website access requires authentication with a kirkwood.edu or student.kirkwood.edu email address. Complete directions available here.


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