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How to Recognize Fake News Videos Available

Fake News graphicHow to Recognize Fake News is new to GRCC’s streaming video collection. Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical thinking skills are vulnerable. This video series equips viewers with tools to spot the stories and images that are false, biased, altered or slanted, even those shared by trusted friends or family. Easy tips to detect and check fake news will encourage scrutinizing material for opinion, inaccuracy or misrepresentation. Target audiences learn how to avoid being duped by fake news and may be less quick to click until they know what’s real and what’s not.

For more on this important topic, see the Fake News Subject Guide.






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Database Spotlight: Points of View Reference Center

Points of View graphicPoints of View Reference Center  (POV)  is a full-text database that will help you think critically about today’s controversial topics.  POV is great for writing position papers, developing arguments, and for debating.  POV  includes content on 370+ topics.  Each topic is supported with leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Each topic has “an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader read critically, develop a personal perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.”

You’ll find Points of View Reference Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on the Debate & Controversy, and other Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

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