We have a number of new biographies and memoirs in – what a great way to learn about other people and places.  Here are just a few options… stop by and check out the whole display!

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News-media-standardsThis image gives a decent breakdown of bias and quality for some leading news outlets.

You can also critique a story’s validity by engaging critical reading strategies like the Ten Questions for Fake News Detection.

Good luck!



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As Donald Trump commences his presidency today, Barak Obama will observe a tradition that ushers the incoming president to office with grace and encouragement: a handwritten parting letter.  Although these letters are held out of the public eye for a time, today the National Archives released  letters from parting President Bill Clinton to George W. Bush and the letter from Bush to Barak Obama.

The National Archives include primary documents, photographs and records related to the nation’s history.  Many of these resources are available to view online, searchable in the National Archives catalog.

Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 10.31.38 AMYou can also dive into the National Archives Digital Vaults, in which you can shuffle and select thumbnail pictures of historic documents and artifacts.  When you move a picture to the center, Digital Vaults surrounds it by other related pictures and documents.  Here’s the link – have fun!

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