Fake News: Trust no one

On Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00 to 2:00, the Library will present the second of its three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news and how to protect oneself from being its victim.

In this week’s webinar, Fake News: Trust no one, Dr. Micah Mattix and Dr. William Brown (English & Communication), Dr. Markus Pfeiffer (Communication) and Librarian Ann Moriarty will discuss how fake news is created and strategies to recognize and combat it.

  1. Dr. Micah Mattix – Bias and rhetorical devices
  2. Dr. Markus Pfeiffer – Tools used to create fake news; falsification of digital resources (manipulative)
  3. Ann Moriarty – Lateral reading, peer review; CRAAP/EPIC
  4. Dr. William Brown – Recognizing information counterfeits (propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation or hoaxes)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: McCarthy, Niall. “Where Exposure To Fake News Is Highest .” Digital image. June 14, 2018. Accessed October 18, 2020. https://www.statista.com/chart/14265/where-exposure-to-fake-news-is-highest/

Fake News: Is anything true anymore?

On Thursday, October 15, the Library will present the first of a three-part series of webinars on the phenomenon of fake news how to protect oneself from being a victim.

In the first webinar, Fake News: Is anything true anymore? professors of English & Communication Dr. William Brown and Dr. Micah Mattix and librarian Harold Henkel will discuss the history and nature of fake news and where it is encountered:

  1. Dr. William Brown – The phenomenon of fake news (history and evolution)
  2. Dr. Micah Mattix – What is the nature of true news and how is journalism susceptible (report/opinion bleed)
  3. Harold Henkel – How it is disseminated (where are you most likely to encounter fake news)

A Q&A opportunity will follow the presentations.

The event will be held on Zoom and is open to Regent students, staff, and faculty. To register, click here.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/18540/responsibility-for-spreading-disinformation/

Keep your research organized with RefWorks

If you are still emailing articles to yourself from Summon and databases, it’s time to sign up for RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to export citation information and direct links to articles, books, streaming video, and even websites into your personal online account. Inside your account, you can organize your research into folders by class or project.

While writing your papers, RefWorks operates with Word to create bibliographic references and in-text citations in all major styles, including the latest editions of APA, MLA, and Turabian.
With RefWorks, there is no need to maintain personal accounts with multiple database vendors. All your research is safely located in a central account that you will be able to keep after you graduate at no charge.

To get started with this indispensable resource, click here, enter your Regent e-mail address so that RefWorks will recognize you as a Regent user, and follow the prompts.

Once you have opened an account, the easiest way to get started is to watch the YouTube tutorials and try a few searches and exports in Summon. If you need any help getting started, contact us through the Ask a Librarian page.

Essential links on the Library website

 

Did you miss the Campus Virtual Connection Fair? Here are some of the essential links on the Library website that we shared and want everyone at Regent to know about:

The Basics

Access Services

Research Help

  •  Summon – Think of it as Google for the Library. Best way to start your research.
  • Ask a librarian – So many ways to contact your librarians and ask for help.
  • Research guides – Find out the core databases and authoritative websites for your classes.
  • Digital reference section – No Wikipedia here! Only scholarly and citable dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Online Video – Thousands of streaming videos in all subjects.
  • eBook collections – Find out how to search for ebooks.

Social Media

Image credit: Neel, A. (2017, March 05). Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash. Retrieved September 16, 2020, from https://unsplash.com/photos/QLqNalPe0RA

DSM-5 & Mental Measurements Yearbook now available online

DSM-5 is the most comprehensive resource for mental health researchers and practitioners. It is used by health professionals, social workers, pastors, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The entries facilitate an objective assessment of symptoms in different clinical settings. The Library now has an online subscription to the DSM-5 Library. In addition to the DSM-5, the DSM-5 Library includes three supporting handbooks, available on the same platform. Click here to begin using these invaluable resources. A brief introduction and tutorial on using the DSM-5 is available on YouTube.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print is the essential resource for evaluating contemporary testing instruments. The database does not contain tests, but full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known available English-language tests currently in print. Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print is an important tool for all social science research. Click here to begin using this important tool. An introduction and tutotial to the database is available on Vimeo.