As print sources give way to online sources, any rules that defined "the news that's fit to print" have become increasingly blurry. When anyone can publish, nothing is off limits, and everything can look like "news," what online articles and sites should we value as credible sources? How do we detect bias or even outright falsehood? How do we establish our own credibilty as scholars?

For every exciting, innovative piece that truly opens up previously silenced or overlooked avenues for insight and conversation and research, there are many more distractions, dead ends, and even deceptions that play on unsuspecting readers.

Below are credible sites—we promise—that offer guidelines for evaluating online sources and starting points for understanding the larger concern:

Useful Resources

Fact-checking sites

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