Library and Information Skills module
Navigate and evaluate the results to ensure they help you address and answer your question. Work through the following checklist when evaluating the information you have found to decide whether it is suitable to include in your work.
Fake news, filter bubbles and algorithms... the effect on finding reliable information
This information is taken from one of the Library's Saturday workshops. It looks at the issue of finding reliable information in a post-truth society where fake news is prevalent and filter bubbles, algorithms shape the way information is presented to us.
The effect of the following on finding reliable information was considered during the session:
- Confirmation bias, echo chambers, personalisation
- Filter bubbles and algorithms
- Fake news
Ways to navigate and evaluate information in the academic context and beyond was also considered, putting our critical thinking skills into action.
- Fake News guide from London South Bank University, this guide takes you through what fake news is, how to spot it and how to fact check information.
- Evaluating Wikipedia articles - an 8 page easy to read document helping any Wikipedia user evaluate the quality of the articles.
- Evaluating Information tutorials from Cardiff University
- Evaluating Information (around 2 hours) a tutorial from the Open University