Have a go at this multiple choice quiz compiled by the BBC and test your fake news spotting skills. It's harder than you think!
Did you know that the BBC has extensive guidelines for their reporters, which they must follow to check the authenticity and accuracy of news stories. The relevant part of the website is BBC Editorial Guidelines section 3 - accuracy.
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Universities will have their own digital repository to store, provide access to and preserve work produced by their academics. These repositories can be a valuable source of information to you when you are writing a dissertation or postgraduate-level project.
The three universities at the Medway site each have their own repository which you can explore:
Critical reading is a key skill for you to develop during your time as a student and beyond. This is true for whatever format of documentation you use.
Treat the Internet no differently and you should find it easier to navigate the breadth of information and data available.
There are some tools to help you develop skills in evaluating websites - you will find these in the Skills and Workshops tab.