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Fake News: Real News in your Library

A library guide about news hoaxes, misinformation, and propaganda

Get Real News from the Dwight Marvin Library

An easy way to avoid fake news is to get your news from the library's news sources

Using the National Newspapers Core database will give you access to many stories in top newspapers like The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune, for free and without ads.

Selected Aggregate News Databases

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why trust the library's news sources?

A: The news in the library has been selected and curated by information professionals and librarians who objectively study and research what makes a well-rounded news collection.

Q: Why get news from the library instead of on social media?

A: Website algorithms make their platform's news feeds choose stories for us based on factors like our past and current interests, our physical location, and our friends. Put another way, the computer shows us what it thinks we are interested in seeing based on math and data. This can result in an "echo-chamber" or bubble.

Q: Why would I choose library news over the internet?

A: There is so much information (and misinformation) on the internet that it can be hard to navigate through all the material. News in the library has already been filtered, saving you time.

Selected Newspapers

Selected Magazines

Print is Not Dead!

print magazines and periodicals

Popular magazines can be found on the first floor of the Marvin Library Learning Commons

prinnt newspapers

The Dwight Marvin Library subscribes to several daily newspapers for you to read in print