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English

This guide lists key sources of information for English Language and Literature that are available for Kwantlen users. Click on the tabs for different types of sources and useful research tips.

Fact Checking

Use these sources to get an overview of the topic. Also good for developing your topic which sometimes can be too broad or too narrow.

  • Canadian Points of View - Essays presenting multiple viewpoints on current issues.
  • Credo Reference Centre - Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
  • Opposing Viewpoints - books in the Library. Find evidence of opposing viewpoints. Whether you’re making an argument, comparing and contrasting approaches to a problem, debating the pros and cons of a course of action, defining an issue or simply informing your audience about a topic, Opposing Viewpoints has what you need.

 

FactCheck.org

  • Politifact - Pulitzer Prize winning website.
  • Hoax Slayer - A website that debunks email and social media hoaxes and scams.

Media Bias/Fact Check - "An independent online media outlet ... dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices." The site contains lists of media sources categorized as Left Bias, Left-Center Bias, Least Biased, Right-Center Bias, Right Bias, Pro-Science, Conspiracy-Pseudoscience, Fake News, and Satire, and also contains a list of 10 Best Fact Checking Sites.

The Washington Post: Fact Checker

A list of opinion sections in a variety of news sites:

Library Database

  • Canadian Newsstream - Full text of Major Canadian newspaper articles and many small-market newspapers. When searching for an opinion piece or editorial, you can select these search options in the database.

AllSides - "Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant....Unlike traditional search that promotes the most popular or best marketed results, AllSides highlights different perspectives for a deeper understanding."

Accuracy in Media

 

Need data? Be sure they come from reputable sources. Here are just a few:

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