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Fake News & Misinformation: How to Spot It and Verify: Articles, Projects,
Studies, & Reports

When you see a “news” story, you need to dig a lot deeper than the headline or the text of the article to know if what you are seeing is fact. This guide provides tips and resources to help you discern whether the news you see and read is real or fake.

Articles and Blog Posts

Projects, Studies, and Reports

While much has been written about fake news, scholars have published a limited amount of peer-reviewed research on the topic. Journalist's Resource has compiled studies that examine fake news and the spread of misinformation more broadly to help journalists better understand the problem and its impacts. 

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Find Reliable News Sources: Use Databases, STLCC Libraries

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000