Finding Credible News in the Digital Age
Those of us at the Stanford University Libraries send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tragic events in Boston, Massachusetts and in West, Texas. As these events unfolded, many of us struggled to make sense of the rapid, conflicting, and often false news coming from a wide array of sources. With the increasing difficulty of finding credible news online, we want to remind you that we have 111 news databases including Access World News. For natural disasters and local emergencies, we suggest you go to the most direct sources of information-- the various local government agency and police department websites and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
For current news about the investigation in Boston, we recommend:
- Boston Globe an active alert system, with the option to register to receive alerts.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation Updates on the investigation of the multiple explosions in Boston.
- Boston's NPR News Station (WBUR)
- Covering the Coverage An infographic from CHARTGIRL explaining the news coverage last week.
For news about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, we recommend:
For natural disasters and other large scale emergencies we recommend:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- USA.gov For resources and information concerning emergencies and natural disasters as well as links to local government websites.