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WRI 207: Writing for the Workplace: Evaluating Sources

Test your ability to judge online resources

Fakeout Quiz  

See how you do at determining whether information is true or false.  Are you as good as you think?

(Note: The canonical version of the Check Please Starter Course exists here, which is the version written by Mike Caulfield.)

NYTimes Quiz

Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?


To learn more about Fake News, see the libguide on that topic.

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News Quality Infographics

The most helpful aspect of the following chart is the indication of reliability and bias in news outlets. However, everything that is written has a bias or perspective, including outlets that are pictured in the middle.  Always remember that a center perspective still has a bias and that there is no such thing as a purely neutral perspective.

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Scholarly journals are written by experts in their fields for students and researchers. Most are peer-reviewed.
Popular magazines and newspapers are written by journalists or others for general readers.