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Dickey: How One Congressman Helped Ban Research on America’s Gun Problem…and Lived to Regret It

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Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter – The Atlantic

Source: Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter Article – The Atlantic

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Basic Strategies for Fact-Checking the Web

Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information (and misinformation) on the Web? Learn three basic web literacy skills: how to check for previous work, how to go upstream, and how to read laterally. February 21, 12:00 – 12:30 pm February

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APA Citations in Chinese Language

This 50 minute workshop will provide important aspects of using APA style to write and format research papers. Hands-on activities will provide practice in writing citations and formatting. This workshop is taught in Chinese. Friday, February 2 Friday, February 9

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Library Research for CEL Chinese Students

This 50 minute workshop will introduce you to the library’s services and resources and show you how to locate articles and books. Students will learn how to avoid plagiarizing. This workshop is taught in Chinese. Friday, January 26 1:00 – 1:50

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America Trusts the Library – Intellectual Freedom Blog

A recent Pew poll indicates that a majority of Americans not only realize that they are often surrounded by misinformation, but also that the library can help them wade through it all. Source: America Trusts the Library – Intellectual Freedom Blog

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ALA condemns racism and violence in Charlottesville

Source: ALA condemns racism and violence in Charlottesville

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ALA to join March for Science on April 22 | American Libraries Magazine

ALA is joining more than 170 organizations to participate in the March for Science on April 22 and defend the vital role science plays within evidence-based policy making. Source: ALA to join March for Science on April 22 | American

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President Trump’s budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library Association (ALA) President Julie Todaro today issued the following statement: Source: President’s budget proposal to eliminate

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Access to Information: A Universal Human Right

Article 19 of the [Universal Declaration of Human Rights] states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any

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