Journals A-Z List

Access the A-Z list of Maxwell Library's electronic and print journals:

IS YOUR SOURCE CRAAP?

Online Databases

Critical Thinking Skills

Video - Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Fact Check

Fact checking sources with good reputations include:

Snopes.com - The Urban Legends Reference Page. Site authors research rumors and include citations and references.

Politifact.com - A Pulitzer Prize-winning site that researches and rates political statements and claims. Rating scale goes from True to Half-True to Pants on Fire! 

FactCheck.org - A Project of the Annenberg Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Be especially wary of anything claiming to provide the "truth" or "just the facts".

True facts and statistics can be manipulated in a number of ways in order to tell a certain story. Many people have fallen for the DiHydrogen Monoxide petition - requesting that water be banned!