Current Topics: An Undergraduate Research Guide : Fake News
About this Guide
This research guide provides information on recognizing fake news articles and websites, fact-checking, and researching fake news.
What is Fake News?
Commentary on Fake News Articles
The articles and links below provide tips on how to identify fake news and emphasize the importance of confirming the accuracy of information before sharing it with others.
How to Evaluate News Articles
Resources below offer checklists and questions to ask to help verify the legitimacy of news sources.
How to Choose Your News
Other Helpful Resources
How to Spot Fake News
Fact Checking Sites
Below are helpful websites that fact check news articles to ensure you are receiving and sharing accurate information.
Fact Checking Browser Plug-ins
Below are browser plug-ins available for download to track fake news articles in real time.
How to Read Poll Information - What to Believe?
How do we interpret election poll information, and how do we know it's accurate? As with all news sources, we should think critically about these polls to ensure inaccurate information does spread as fake news. Below are resources to help read election poll information, along with tips on how to interpret this information carefully and correctly.
Although many news articles may exhibit some level of bias depending on the author or source, it is important to remember that journalists should follow a code of ethics. Below are resources that discuss the ethics of journalism.