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conspiracy theoriesThis guide will assist you in finding resources for Conspiracies and Misinformation. Chaffey College Library is a great place to start researching your topic, finding books, articles, and more. Librarians are always here to help.

Check out the Fake News research guide for additional resources.


According to the Oxford English Dictionary...

conspiracy theory  n. the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event.


Web Literacy for Student Fact-CheckersThe Caulfield Files

Online Verification Skills Videos:

  1. Introductory video
  2. Investigate the source
  3. Find the original source
  4. Look for trusted work

The Research Process

 Steps of the research process

The Research Process consists of the following 5 steps:

  1. Researching a Topic
  2. Selecting Keywords
  3. Searching for Sources
  4. Evaluating Sources
  5. Creating a Sources List

For more information on the Research Process, review the Start Your Research section on this guide.

 

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