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Start Your Research

Just starting your research? Review the basics here.

Databases for News and Newspapers


Selected MSMU Libraries subscription newspaper databases:

Is it Fake News?


Use these criteria to evaluate the validity of news you encounter broadcast on the radio, tv, and online.

Fact-Checking Tools


In an age of misinformation, false claims, and fake news, it is extremely important to verify the validity of any important information you find while conducting your research, as well as in your daily life.

"A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links. Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites.” -- Frank Baker, author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse -- ISTE Blog - International Society for Technology in Education

Partisan Fact-Checkers

Compiled and described by Jennifer Snelling for ISTE Blog.

More on News & Newspapers


Visit this guide to:

  • Find news databases
  • Find broadcast news
  • Find historical newspapers
  • Evaluate news sources
  • Identify fake news
  • Use fact-checking tools