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Fact Checking, Verification & Fake News

Where Do I Check

Where do I fact check?

  • Go to the primary source when possible. Using secondary sources like articles can perpetuate errors.
  • Use your university library’s, your news organization’s, or your public library’s electronic and print resources.
  • Search databases of news and journal articles, like LexisNexis or ScienceDirect, which aren’t accessible on the web, but are available in libraries.
  • Contact an expert - but check them out
  • Google scholar
  • Google Books
  • Open Data Portals
  • Reference Books
  • Find a stakeholder - someone who's interested in the same thing you are