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Gun Control: Welcome

Strategies/Techniques for Handling Hot Topics

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Conducting academic research on hot topics can be tricky. Make sure you

  • choose your sources carefully (avoid misinformation) and understand the author's intentions and/or bias.
  • stick to the facts and logic in your own argument or discussion
  • recognize the emotional aspect of dealing with controversial topics

For more information, visit the Media Literacy Research Guide.

How to Spot a Fake News Story - Huffington Post

Information Disorder by Democracy Digest, August 14, 2018

Types of Information disorder, venn diagram

AllSides.com Media Chart

Allsides Media Bias Chart

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Information about Library Services During Covid-19 Event

We are still here for you!

Library Services on North and South Campus have partially reopened for the remainder of the Summer Session (this includes printing, computer usage, book checkout, and inter-library loans). Library hours are from 8am-5pm, Monday through Thursday. No study spaces are available at this time.

You can still receive reference help by using our Ask-A-Librarian webchat or emailing one of our Librarians. Tutoring is also available online with a direct link in Blackboard or for limited hours on campus. Contact tutoring for more information. For technology help, see our schedule for Virtual Technology Chats.

Today's Hours

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The Library is currently open 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Thursday. Learn More

 

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Instruction/Outreach Librarian

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Laurie Robb
Contact:
Instructional Librarian
South Campus, 8am-5pm
704-216-3544
laurie.robb@rccc.edu

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