Online Resources

Work around media literacy is not not new. Many organizations have already created tools to help users better understand the media landscape and evaluate the information they are engaging with. Below we have collected a few such resources in the form of LibGuides and fact checking sites. This is by no means an exhaustive collection, but these are some of the stronger we have come across. Please contact PLP if you have additional recommendations for inclusion.

LibGuides and Library Created Resources

This list includes resources created by libraries that we came across. We chose those that were the most-user friendly and provided the strongest content for inclusion. To recommend resources for addition to the toolkit, please contact PLP.

Fact-Checking Tools

The fact checking sites included in this toolkit help to verify that information comes from a trustworthy source. Media sources feel pressured to report the news at a greater speed than ever before, often resulting in an erosion of accuracy. Fortunately, there are a number of online tools that help verify facts and data; some of the most recommended sites are included here.

These websites have taken up the task of increasing awareness against rumors and misinformation by presenting evidence and hard facts. They help the user distinguish between the truth and rumors, and to aid in applying critical thinking skills to information consumption.

Types of Tools and Suggested Uses














News Literacy Toolkit was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.