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Fake News

What is fake news? Why should you care? How can you avoid it? Find out all this and more, in the UVic Libraries Fake News Guide.

Resources

The University of Victoria has access to a wide range of news databases where you can access legitimate news sources. Librarians have also created newspaper guides, to help you find the appropriate newspaper for your need.

In addition, if you are unsure whether a source you're using is peer-reviewed or not (peer-review is one way to assess the 'legitimacy' of a source), the library provides access to Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. This can help you to determine if an article is appropriate for your research, or if you need to keep searching.

Did you know librarians are excellent resources if you are having trouble differentiating between legitimate and non-legitimate sources? Librarians can help you find out where a source is from, show you where to find more reputable sources, and demonstrate how to search for legitimate sources. Get in touch with a librarian for more information or drop by the Research Help Desk.

A Note to Instructors: Librarians are available to teach on the topics of "Fake News" or learning how to find legitimate sources. To book an instructional session or to find out more, contact your subject librarian.

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