• Resources

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      Research Help

      Information Literacy

      • Information Literacy

        There is a lot of information available to us through the internet, so how do we consume information media (websites, social media, videos, podcasts etc.) responsibly? These sources will help you fact-check information you find online and also help you identify bias which influences the types of information sites share and the way it is presented.

        Snopes

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        Snopes reports on urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

         

        Media Bias Fact Check

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        Reports on the bias of news sources. Reports bias on a Right to Left scale along with details about the rating.

         

        Factcheck.org

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        Reports on the accuracy of political statements.

         

        Carroll University Post-Truth and Fake News LibGuide

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        A LibGuide developed by instructional librarian Joe Hardenbrook, this guide provides an excellent set of demonstrations and how-to advice on debunking news.

         

        ​Common Sense Education

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        Interactive lessons and activities for all grade levels pertaining to digital citizenship

      For Teachers

      FAQ's

      • This tab answers some common questions. If you're not seeing what you need, feel free to contact the library! 

        How do I create a Libby/Overdrive Account?

        Your student ID is also a public library card! It's called the OneCard program and you can learn more about how to use your OneCard by visiting https://sonomalibrary.org/student-onecard

        • Username: pcsXXXXX (replace the X's with the last 5 numbers of your student ID! You can find your ID number on your printed class schedule or online in Aeries) EXAMPLE: pcs54321 
        • Password: Four digits of your birth year (ex: 2008) 

        I need a password for a database or school subscription. Where can I find it?

        I've put all our passwords into a passwords document. Make sure you're signed in to your school Google Account (only people with petk12 email addresses can view the document!)