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Fake Science: Home

Library guide provides resources, tools and techniques for how to spot and counter fake science news.

In This Guide

Library guide provides resources, tools and techniques for how to spot and counter fake science information. Panitza Library provides a rich reliable collection of print and online credible resources.

Fake Science

Fake science news can be divided into misinformation and disinformation.

- Misinformation - results from mistakes, sloppy reporting, or both.

- Disinformation -  the purposeful intent to persuade or deceive 

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper.

Suspicious Journals and Publishers

 

Illustration by David Parkins

Beall's List of Suspicious Journal and Publishers (updated)

List of Predatory Journals
 

Pseudoscience

Oxford Dictionary of English : Pseudoscience

A collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.

Distinguishing Science from Pseudoscience

Professor R. Coker of the Physics Department of the U. of Texas has created an informative and entertaining site. It provides the reader with a valuable perspective on how scientists view non-science.

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