Fact Checking (Misinformation)


Snopes

Snopes began in 1994 examining urban legends, but has expanded to general fact-checking.

Media Bias / Fact Check

A site that examines bias in media from all points of the political spectrum. It includes a "Daily Source Bias Check" that examines the truthfulness and bias of various news sources.

Fact Check

A non-partisan site that focuses on political claims.

Politifact

A site that rates the accuracy of claims made by U.S. politicians with the Truth-o-Meter.

Allsides

Don't be fooled by media bias and fake news. Allsides display the day's top news stories from the Left, Center and Right of the political spectrum - side-by-side so you can see the full picture. 

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources

Tips and tricks for spotting questionable news sites. The list is maintained by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Communications at Merrimack College.

Fake News Guide (published by the Massachusetts Library System)

This guide to fake news is a collaborative work-in-progress in conjunction with the MA Library System and the MA library community.

MyBib Citation Generator

MyBib is a free online citation bibliography creation tool. It can create citations and bibliographies in many styles including MLA and APA. MyBib allows you to paste in a website URL or even search for a book, article, or other source by title, and will pull most of the information you need to create a citation (though you may need to double check that the information is correct and complete).

Once you've created your citations, MyBib allows you to copy paste your citations, download them as a Word document, save them to your Google Drive, print them, or email them to yourself.

Zotero

Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. In Zotero, each of these references constitutes an item. More broadly, Zotero is a powerful tool for collecting and organizing research information and sources.

This quick start guide will help you understand what Zotero can do to help you with manging and citing sources for research. You can also contact us at the library. We are here to help!

HCC has a Writing Center that can help with citations and examples can be seen in the MLA Guide and APA Guide from Purdue.

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