Fake News — How Can You Avoid It?

factsFake news has become a serious problem. The creators of fake news are good at what they do and readers aren’t so good at telling what’s fake from what’s real.

A recent study from Stanford University (Evaluating Information: the Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning) shows that “Overall, young people’s ability to reason about the information on the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.” (p. 4). This was true of students at each level — middle school, high school, and college.

How can you avoid fake news? One way is by using BSC Library resources, including our databases, for your research. We provide access to thousands upon thousands of credible newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.

 

2016 National Book Award Winners

And the Winners Are ….

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The World Needs Your Novel – National Novel Writing Month

Write a novel in a month? Yeah, right.  Yes, WRITE.

November is National Novel Writing Month.National Novel writing month

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

For all the details, visit the website: http://nanowrimo.org/

2016 National Book Award Finalists

The National Book Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 16 at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner.

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Banned Books Week – Take the Challenge

diversity-banner-website-780x300-v1Did you read the Harry Potter books? Thank a librarian.

Did you enjoy Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Thank a librarian.

What about books by Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume, Stephen King, J. D. Salinger, and Toni Morrison? Their books can be found on library shelves because librarians support your right to read what you choose.

The Challenge

Browse the stacks of the BSC Library to find books whose spines have been covered with a BANNED BOOK label. You may be surprised to find that some of your favorite books have been challenged.

For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/bbooks/

 

Finding Nina: A Journey to North Dakota

 
The project began when MacInnes purchased two photo albums at an antiques mall in Denver. He was intrigued by the images and wanted to learn more about the photographer, Nina Weiste, and the places she photographed in the Jim (James) River area of Dickey County where she lived. That interest led to more than a dozen trips to North Dakota to spend time in the environments of Nina’s photographs, to take his own pictures of things he imagined she might have seen, to photograph the people who now occupy Nina’s landscape, and to try to understand how the landscape and people have changed, or not changed. MacInnes’ book about the “Finding Nina” project is scheduled for release in 2017. 
 
MacInnes teaches photography at the University of Denver. Visit his website for more info: http://roddymac.com/home.html.

World Cinema on Films on Demand

fod-logoExplore the world via our Films on Demand

World Cinema Collection!

This collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema and provides a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful in many disciplines from political science to history, world languages, and more. All foreign language films include English subtitles.

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To access this or any of our other databases from home, log in with your NDUS credentials. For more information about remote access, check the guide.