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Bias, Fake News, Hoaxes, & Lies

Strategies and guidelines for detecting bias, lies, fake news, misinformation, propaganda. Don't be fooled!


Library Materials

Many useful resources are available in the College of the Redwoods Library, including books, reference books, eBooks, and videos. Additional resources may be available at the Del Norte or Humboldt County Libraries and Cal Poly Humboldt Library. Visit those libraries' websites to search their catalogs. Use OneSearch to find books and other resources about your topic in the CR library and selected, college-level resources on the web.

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Books, Ebooks, Videos, Databases

Always check with library resources and materials when you have any doubts about the information provided on a website, TV, radio, news outlet, or social media story. Library resources are carefully selected by librarians and faculty, many are award winning or recognized universally for value, and most are carefully checked and edited for quality before publication either as print or as an electronic resource. Some quick, easy, and reliable sources are listed below. 

Print Books

Note: Even though we are closed for most in-person use during Fall 2020, print books can still be checked out by calling the library at 707-476-4260 to request the book(s) you want.  Requested items can either be picked up in person by arrangement or they can be mailed to your house. 


To read an Ebook, click on the link. You may be prompted to login with your WebAdvisor ID and eight digit birth date. Some Ebooks can be downloaded, look for the instructions. Other Ebooks can only be read online, and will "time out" after fifteen minutes if nothing is clicked. 

DVDs & Streaming Videos