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Information Literacy Research Guide

This guide is focused on assignments for LIBS 110G but can be a good starting point for any research related to information literacy.

Research Topics Related to Evaluating Information

Example Topics & Resources:

  • What are misinformation and disinformation? 
  • Social media's influence on misinformation and disinformation
  • History of fake news
  • How misinformation and disinformation spread
  • Impacts of misinformation on...

Example Topics and Resources:

  • How are Wikipedia entries created?
  • Is Wikipedia credible?
  • History of Wikipedia

Example Topics & Resources:

  • Citizen journalism
  • What are the criticisms of citizen journalism?
  • Social media and citizen journalism

Example Topics & Resources:

  • Information warfare
  • Psychological warfare and information warfare
  • Information warfare and AI

Example Topics and Resources:

  • Consumers seeking health advice online; self-diagnosis, self-treatment
  • Spread of information during COVID-19 and other pandemics