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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Evaluating Sources

When you want to know whether or not a resource will be useful to you, remember to think like A-CRAB. Consider the following qualities:

  • A uthority
  • C urrency
  • elevance
  • A ccuracy
  • B ias

Current Events

In our information-saturated world, what is the best way to stay informed about current events? How can you find information, and how can you distinguish good from bad? This guide gives you tips and sources to help you make sense of the world today.

News Sources provides descriptions and links for more than a dozen news sources, from local to national to international.

Behind the Headlines points you toward several excellent resources that will help you dig deeper and understand the current and historical context of the issues in the news today.


Detecting Bias

How to Detect Bias in News Media
An informative checklist published by FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), a media watchdog organization.


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