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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.

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Susan K. Smith, Engineering Librarian

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Susan K Smith
Science & Engineering Library
Office: 310G
M.I. King Bldg. - South
179 Funkhouser Drive

Heather Beirne

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Heather Beirne
Learning Resources Center
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries
Phone: (859) 622-1794

Sarah Vaughn

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Sarah Vaughn
Education Library

Dickey Hall


Director - Information Literacy

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