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Library Research Skills: Detecting Fake News: Home



If your professor is requiring you to take Library Research Skills Workshops, or giving extra credit, this LibGuide does not replace a Library Skills Research Workshop, and your professor will not be notified.  You must attend an actual workshop to meet your professor's expectations.

If your professor has included a module in your Canvas classroom on this topic, this LibGuide does not replace that module.  You will need to complete the module in Canvas, as it has a quiz at the end, which this LibGuide does not.  


Fake news, also known as misinformation, is everywhere online. Understanding how to spot it and what news sources to trust have become crucial. This guide is intended to guide students in understanding what fake news is, how to avoid it and tools that can help you along the way. 

What is Fake News?