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Fake News or Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources: New! Library Resources on Fake News

Books (in-print and online)

Recommended Starting Points for Researching Fake News

The Encyclopedia of Misinformation : A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, ... Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery: A compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history examining fakery in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games, and beyond.

CQ Researcher: Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts -- round out each report. See reports for: Misinformation and the Media.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: One-stop shopping for information on a variety of controversial social issues. Contains articles from pro-con essays, journals, magazines, and news sources, as well as statistics, biographies, court cases, profiles of special interest groups and more. See the following topics: Fake News on Social Media, Digital Citizenship.

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