Information Literacy

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Alt-PressWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch, & GenderWatch

How to use the interface for the following three databases: Alt-Press Watch (full-text articles from alternative and independent presses); Ethnic NewsWatch (articles from ethnic and minority presses); and GenderWatch (focus in the impact of gender in many subject areas).

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Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

As Web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: we get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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