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New J-School Research Center Guide on Fact Checking, Verification and Fake News

If you haven’t already, please check out and share the CUNY J-School Research Center‘s LibGuide for Reporters on Fact Checking, Verification & Fake News

This fact-checking guide includes an Accuracy Checklist for Reporters and the Fake News  portion of the guide includes a pdf of a long-form infographic Fake News Cheat Sheet, which can also be viewed in presentation format

If you scroll down in this guide, you’ll see tabs include:

  • Checklists and Lesson Plans to Help Identify Fake News (like TEN QUESTIONS FOR NEWS DETECTION, from the News Literacy Project)
  • Fake News Sites
  • Fake News Facts
  • Pop Your Filter Bubble
  • Tech Solutions to Fake News
  • How Journalists Can Thwart Fake News 

Please feel free to use and share all or part of the LibGuide. Please also give us feedback on this guide, you can email us at research@journalism.cuny.edu 

New Resource for Funding Opportunities: Pivot

Please check our new resource from the CUNY Research Foundation.

Pivot is a database providing access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally.

To access this resource, please follow this link: http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/databases/?s=pivot

Please note that users will have to set up an account initially–users must set up an account using their CUNY email and must login each time to use.

Here are training videos to help get you started:  http://proquest.libguides.com/pivot


Silk: a data tool for your research

Please consider using this product, Silk, for your data gathering needs. Silk is a place to publish your data, watch this brief 80 second video from them:


Be aware that this data will be curated by Silk for commercial purposes in the future.

Here are some examples of Silk  used by media organizations:


Also, here are some data projects by media and research organizations, including Silk themselves:

https://ijnet-journalism-safety.silk.co/ – icfj.org started this one

data.fatalencounters.org (this is actually on the fatal encounters domain)
http://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ (this is a project for HRW)
http://clematis-street-restaurants.silk.co/ – this was built by Palm Beach Post with two Silk embeds
http://smex.silk.co/ – This is a data story by a leading arabic digital rights NGO
http://naming-the-dead.silk.co/ – This story was done on Silk and was named one of three MJ Bear Fellows from ONA for young journalists.
http://google-self-driving-car-incidents.silk.co/ – This is Silk’s own data story using Google Car Crash Data (trapped in PDFs – we liberate into Silk)



Check out the latest STEM resources available!

The following Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resources are now available for use!

These resources can be useful to any concentration. Please check them out!

Click below for access (remember, if you are off-campus, please use your 14-digit barcode, if you need assistance, email research@journalism.cuny.edu)

CINAHL Complete

Access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons

IEEE Xplore

Access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics


Access to a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 30,000 books.


Access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.

Wiley Online Library

Access to online editions of the majority of Wiley’s 400+ scientific, technical, medical and professional journals

New Trial: PBS Video Collection

We have a new trial available: The PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

You can access this trial via this link: http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pbsv

But, it will only be available until May 17, 2014.

Please let us know if you like this resource, leave a comment or write us an email research@journalism.cuny.edu


New Resource: Research Alert

We now subscribe to Research Alert. If you’d like to check out the latest issue, please come to the Research Center, and ask for the latest issue, which is located behind the Service Desk.

What is Research Alert? From their website, “Research Alert is your inside track to what Americans are buying, watching, eating, wearing, insuring, recycling, driving. What they’re listening to, afraid of, looking forward to. How they’re relaxing, staying fit, saving. Their hobbies. Their dreams. And more. Research Alert also incorporates a special Focus On Emerging Majorities, reporting the latest statistics about Hispanic, Black and Asian American consumer behavior. The easy-to-read format includes critical highlights from more than 20 reports, surveys and studies in every issue.”