On this guide you'll find information about library resources, services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, do your presentations, cite your sources, and more for your ENG120 and ENG200 courses.
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Created by ENG120 student Fall 2018
Library research develops skills that are part of the broader skill set called "information literacy," which consists of the ability to do four key tasks:
This guide is designed to assist students in ENG 120 or ENG 200 classes with developing information literacy skills for use in their class research papers, projects and presentations. Our other guides will continue to help foster and build on your information literacy skills.
How To Spot Fake News by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
Ad Fontes Media created a chart where they rate the news for bias and reliability using a rigorous methodology and a politically balanced team of analysts. Their focus is on analyzing the news content of articles and shows. Ad Fontes is Latin for “to the source,” because they rate the news by looking at the source itself. You may look up a news publisher name or site in the Interactive Media Bias Chart and see the ratings for articles from that source on the chart which ranges from Most Extreme Left to Most Extreme Right across the horizontal political axis, and from Contains Inaccurate /Fabricated Info to Original Fact Reporting on the vertical reliability axis.