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Monday, February 6, 2017

How to tell what's real & what's fake

Senior Librarian David Nelson suggests these sites, to help separate good from bad sources:

How to determine an authoritative information resource from other types of information resources:

1. University of Georgia Libraries
http://www.libs.uga.edu/researchguide/choosing/what/scholarly.html

This is useful because it draws the distinction between scholarly writing and other forms of writing.

2. University of Nevada Reno Libraries
http://guides.library.unr.edu/toolkit/evaluting-sources

This has the 6 criteria to help objectively determine the authoritativeness of a site.

3. California State University Libraries
http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf
This is the CRAAP test which is a useful mnemonic.

Fake news
This is a very useful outline of fake news and avoids listing any site as fake or not.

http://guides.lib.virginia.edu/c.php?g=600315&p=4292814

The categories listed will help students to think and ask questions about what they are reading or hearing. As I mentioned, I think it is ultimately an epistemological problem involving semantics. The site above refers to the emotional appeal as a major feature of fake news over the intellect where the actual meaning of words are important

David N. Nelson
Chair, Collection Development & Management
James E. Walker Library
MTSU
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

615-898-2529
Fax: 615-904-8224

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