Skip to Main Content

NewsBank Resources: Fake News

NewsBank resources enable students and researchers to find information on a variety of topics, including health, business, economics, politics, environment, science, technology and social issues as well as information on people and current events.

What's the Problem?


"Fake news" -- unreliable and downright false information -- has become prominent on the open web, including Facebook and Google.

And, it's hard to tell the difference between good and not-so-good sources. 


For more than 40 years, NewsBank has been dedicated to providing students, library patrons, and researchers of all kinds with credible information.

Our resources are the antidote to fake news -- a place where you can find vetted sources and trustworthy information. 

NewsBank: The Antidote to Fake News

In a world of fake news, NewsBank is a reliable resource.

Here's why: 

Credibility: NewsBank is committed to providing trustworthy sources. Our resources are built on reliable news sources that have been carefully vetted. That's been our focus for more than 40 years. 

Aggregation: NewsBank brings together thousands of sources, which means you have a wide variety of viewpoints at your fingertips. 

This saves you time. Because sources have been vetted, researchers don't need to spend as much time verifying information as they do on the open web. 

Fake News LibGuides from Libraries

NewsBank's Vetting Process

Here's how NewsBank ensures only reliable sources are included in our news collections: 

  • Each source is carefully reviewed by an experienced editorial staff member before it is included in a NewsBank resource
  • When analyzing a source, we pay careful attention to the quality of the content, asking questions like: 
    • Who is writing for the source? What are his/her credentials? 
    • What percent of the source's content is original or staff-generated? 
    • How well is it written?
    • Is there offensive language? Obscenity? Extremism? 
  • We also look at the source as a whole to understand: 
    • Where does its information come from? 
    • Does the source have clear biases? (political, ideological, cultural, religious, etc.) 
    • Who is the intended audience? 
    • How often is the source updated?
    • How far back does the archive go? 

Resources for Students