Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Access to Ryerson resources is available to users who configure their Google Scholar Preferences as follows:
Go to scholar.google.ca and click on the Settings icon. Choose Library Links from the left-hand menu. Enter Ryerson in the search box. Click in the box beside Ryerson University Get it! @ Ryerson. Scroll down and click on the Save Preferences button.
The Directory of Open Access Journals is a collection of over 10,000 publications, aimed at creating a comprehensive index of high quality Open Access journals. Journals which best exemplify openness and quality are awarded the DOAJ Seal.
PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit journal publisher that publishes several Open Access science journals. Most journals are restricted to a single subject, and some have subjective selection criteria, but PLOS ONE accepts all technically and ethically sound research.
PubMed Central is an archive of freely available biomedical and life science journal articles compiled by the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Over 3.5 million articles are available.
Today’s information environment is more chaotic and easier to manipulate than ever before. This book equips journalists with the knowledge to investigate social media accounts, bots, private messaging apps, information operations, deep fakes, as well as other forms of disinformation and media manipulation.
This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker and other people who also want to verify facts. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly.