You can help stem the tide of "fake news" and misinformation!
Don't fall for the "clickbait" by clicking the links on ads or questionable news headlines. Visiting a site through one of these links generates revenue for the creator and encourages the practice. Use adblocking and site-sourcing apps and browser extensions.
Flag or report suspicious content to vendor or publisher.
Support legitimate news sources by using the suggested resources on this page and in the Monmouth University Library.
Be a critical thinker and good digital citizen by using and sharing information carefully and responsibly.
Organizations that offer news and media literacy information and resources:
"The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it."
- Sir Francis Bacon in Novum Organum (1620)
These library databases will help you find reliable information, but no database or source is foolproof. Use the tools found throughout this guide along with your critical thinking skills to determine whether a source is truly reliable!