Tag Archives: information

Polarization, Fake News, and Confirmation Bias

We live in a country is that is increasingly polarized socially and politically. Much of this polarization is exacerbated by the existence of “fake news” and other incomplete or even outright incorrect sources of misinformation. The primary reason that these … Continue reading

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The Truth is Out There

Librarians are borderline obsessive about getting the best possible sources of information. This often requires questioning the credentials of authors, following the paper trails of research funding, and critically reading the findings of even the most respected scientists. This level … Continue reading

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Podcast: The CRAAP Test

In this episode, Associate Dean of Libraries Shedrick Pittman-Hassett discusses the CRAAP method for evaluating authoritative sources.

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Not Necessarily the News

By VOA News – voanews.com, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53671547 “There are no facts, only interpretations.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche The term “fake news” has been bandied about fairly liberally these days. In the glut that makes up our daily intake of information, … Continue reading

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Hello, This is the Library. How Can I Help You?

Whether this is a “Welcome!” or a “Welcome Back!,” your NCTC library is happy you are here. Do not forget us as you begin your semester. We can help! The library is full of resources both in-house and online that … Continue reading

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