Media Literacy

    • Factitious - a game to test your sense of real versus fake news stories
    • News Literacy Project - "tools, tips and resources to learn how to tell fact from fiction"
    • NewseumED - activities, artifacts, and lessons to teach media literacy (requires sign up for some resources)
    • Red Feed Blue Feed - a Wall Street Journal split screen demonstration of ideological feeds in Facebook

Fact Checking

    • Politifact - a site that rates the accuracy/validity of statements made by elected officials and political pundits
    • FactCheck - a site aiming to reduce the deception and confusion within politics
    • OpenSecrets - a site that documents the flow of money in American politics
    • Snopes - a site that provides fact checking from politics to pop culture

Databases

    • ProCon.org - an excellent source for pros and cons about controversial issues
    • EBSCOhost - a link to EBSCO and Explora databases for research
    • Digital Commons Network - scholarly article database compiled by university librarians
    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) - provides full text of scholarly articles
    • Google Scholar - Google's search engine specifically for scholarly articles
    • Google News - Google's search that returns results from online news sources

Video Libraries

    • Frontline - VIDEO series that provides insight into some of our nation's and world's most complex problems
    • American Experience - VIDEO series that delves deep into American stories; people, places, periods, and events
    • NOVA - VIDEO series that explores science related topics; astronomy, physics, biology, anthropology, etc.
    • NY Times Documentaries - documentary shorts created by the NY Times covering a wide range of topics