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Fake News

This guide is all about news, newspapers and so called Fake News. What it is, What it means, How to spot it and how to find quality, reliable information.

Library To The Rescue

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We have so much information around us, but understanding is what we need. Without the ability to navigate, interpret, assess and contextualise information we can so often be lost. That's where the library comes in. Our dedicated, professional team can help you find the best, most reliable information available, whether from print books, academic journals or online resources. 

"Librarians across all sectors – in schools, colleges, higher education and in public libraries – have an important role to play in helping students and citizens develop the ability and confidence to make the best use of information; to interpret it judiciously; and to apply critical thinking to the information that they come across in the news" 

MACDONALD,2018. Fighting fake News with Information Literacy skills [viewed 18 December 2019]. Available from:

How can the library help?

Watch this fun short video below (works best with Google Chrome browser)

The library provides access to thousands of good quality accurate and reliable sources.

We pay for you to have access to peer reviewed academic journals, databases and books - most of which you can access on and off campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The library LibGuides also provide useful help and information for your particular subject, covering everything from Accountancy to Festival Management, Criminology to Fashion, English Literature to Yacht Design. 

The Library has developed a new information literacy support model. This LibGuide details the support options available to academics and students at different points in their university life to ensure that they make best use of library resources and access a wide range of sources in their academic work.

 Information Librarians can help you find the relevant sources for your assignments.

CILIP (UK’s library and information association) provide articles and blogs about recognising Fake News by using Information Literacy Skills: Fake News -Information Literacy website 

Evaluating your research

When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it... but is it good information?

You will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The video below explains all by song!


Reference your work

The library can provide lots of help and information on how to reference your work correctly. This could make all the difference to your essays, assignments, presentations and final grades.  

Visit the library portal page or speak to a member of the library team for more details - we're here to help!