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Breaking News: Real, Fake or Mash-up?: Getting Started

A guide to determining reliability, credibility and bias in news sources

Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened.

Walter Cronkite  

This guide will help you navigate through the many and varied news articles that now populate our news feeds, blogs, Facebook and other social media sites.  

Is it credible? Is it fake?  Is it click bait?   Check it out before you post!

Selected Books

The books listed here are available at Young Library at the University of Kentucky as indicated.  However, these can most likely be found in many public or academic libraries and all three are available at Amazon.

Engineering Librarian

Susan K Smith, MLS
Contact:
Science & Engineering Library
Office: 310G
M.I. King Bldg. - South
179 Funkhouser Drive
257-7176
Website / Blog Page
Subjects:Engineering

Heather Beirne

Heather Beirne
Contact:
Learning Resources Center
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries
Phone: (859) 622-1794
heather.beirne@eku.edu
Website / Blog Page

Sarah Vaughn

Sarah Vaughn
Contact:
Education Library

Dickey Hall

859-257-7977

Director - Information Literacy

Debbie Sharp
Contact:
William T. Young Library
2nd Floor, North Wing
(859) 218-1406