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Identify and Challenge Fake News: Fact Checking & Background Information

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About Background Information Resources

Background information can provide:

  • A broad overview of the subject
  • Definitions of the topic
  • Introduction to key issues
  • Names of people who are authorities in the subject field
  • Major dates and events
  • Bibliographies that lead to additional resources

Spend a little time reading up on a topic, and you'll be better able to spot misleading information. 

Summary Reports on Current Issues

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Search for entries across encyclopedias in the Social Sciences. Subject coverage includes counseling, criminology, education, geography, health and social care, media and communication, politics science, psychology, and sociology. 


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