With so much news about COVID-19 coming at us all the time, it may be hard to tell what’s accurate, says a U of A librarian who provides advice on how to filter out the noise and focus on the factual. (Photo: Getty Images)

Six expert tips for finding good information about COVID-19

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In the age of COVID-19, news articles and information about the disease, and what we should be doing to prevent its spread, are endless. But how can you tell what information is accurate, what’s purely speculative and what’s just plain wrong?

Part of the challenge with COVID-19 is that it’s so new.

“There’s so much research that’s happening on the virus and the pandemic, and so much that is unknown,” said Kara Blizzard, a University of Alberta librarian who teaches information literacy skills to students. “More information comes out all the time, and it’s always changing, so it can be difficult to know what to read and what to trust.”…


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