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PROF 111: Home

Test Your Skills

Types of News

There are many different types of news reports out there in the world. Many get lumped under the "fake news" umbrella, even though they really aren't fake. So what types of news exist? 


It's important to remember that Media Bias is NOT fake news. There is fact being reported in the story, but that fact is being interpreted with a particular viewpoint. Just because you may not agree with what they are saying, it doesn't mean that it is fake. 

Search Everything

The library has a search feature called "Search Everything". This is the default search on the library's homepage. Using this tool can be difficult and overwhelming because it searches nearly everything the library has access to, including items in the physical collection as well as resources in our databases. 

To effectively search with this feature, use the limiters on the left hand side to narrow down your search results. You can also use the advanced search feature. 

If the library does not have access to a particular article, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. 

Fact-Checking Websites

Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?

Here’s How Fake News Works (and How the Internet Can Stop It)

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  • Call the Reference Desk at 607-436-2722
  • E-mail a question to a librarian and receive a response 
  • Request a Research Consultation to meet individually (and virtually) with a librarian
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