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Includes Critical Thinking Skills: What They Are and Why You Must Develop Them (PDF), a concise guide to help you begin to evaluate all information you encounter, information on search engines, research considerations, and more. Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
Fact Checkers
Directory of websites which examine or debunk trending stories, popular untruths, social media, news sources, and more.
How Conspiracy Theories Work
From How Stuff Works.
How Urban Legends Work
From How Stuff Works.com.
Identifying Hoaxes and Urban Legends
From United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Website of the popular Mythbusters television series where various ideas, legends, and claims are put to the test to see if they are true or not. Site includes information on some popular urban legends, quizzes, videos, and more. The Adobe Flash Player is required for some parts of this site.
Various rumors, hoaxes, hot topics, and statements about various popular persons from on and beyond the Internet as well in the news are collected, arranged by topic, and rated. Also available: a glossary about myths, legends, and urban legends, and a search engine you can use to quickly locate information about a rumor you might want to check on.
Urban Legends
Sections include: In the News, Classic and Historic Legends, Rumors & Hoaxes, Animal Folklore, and Scary Stories. From Liveaboutdot.com.
Urban Legends / Fact Checking
Links to sites journalists use. From the Society of Professional Journalists.
Wikipedia: Urban Legends
Defintion and related links. Please note Wikipedia's disclaimers.

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