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  • Combating Fake News

    These sources will help you discern the reliability of the information that you’re reading.

    Presentations

    Please refer to the post "How to be S.U.R.E. of your COVID-19 Information" under the Fake News page.

    Videos

    Please refer to the post "How to be S.U.R.E. before you share" under the Fake News page.

    Learn how to safeguard yourself and others against online falsehoods by using the National Library Board’s S.U.R.E. steps.

    This video is also available in other languages:

    - Please refer to the post "How to be S.U.R.E. before you share (Mandarin Version)" under the Seniors page: Mandarin version [new!] - 学习如何运用国家图书馆S.U.R.E四个步骤来确认信息的真假,并帮助您周围的人.

    - Please refer to the post "How to be S.U.R.E. before you share (Malay Version)" under the Seniors page: Malay version [new!] - Belajar cara-cara melindungi diri anda menentang kepalsuan di talian dengan menggunakan langkah-langkah S.U.R.E. Lembaga Perpustakaan Negara.

    - Please refer to the post "How to be S.U.R.E. before you share (Tamil Version)" under the Seniors page: Tamil version [new!] - தேசிய நூலக வாரியத்தின் S.U.R.E. வழிமுறைகளைப் பின்பற்றி உங்களையும் மற்றவர்களையும் இணையத்தின் போலித்தன்மையிலிருந்து பாதுகாத்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள்.

    Articles

    Please refer to the post "Watch out for manipulated content" under the Fake News page.

    Infographics

    Please refer to the post "Evaluating Images" under the Information Literacy page.

    We encounter many images daily – through messaging apps, on social media or various information sources. However, these pictures might not always provide us with the full story. The photographs may be taken from particular angles to convey certain messages, and may have very well been cropped or altered to serve certain agendas. Hence, it is important for us to evaluate images we come across to ascertain if they are credible.

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    Fact-Checking Using Multiple Sources

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    If you receive any dubious information, you can check the facts using credible sources before you share.

    How to Deal With Dubious Messages

    Bogus stories can be easily spread through SMS and social messaging tools and apps. Before you share, verify the information using the steps in this tip sheet.

    How to Spot Doctored Photographs

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    With cameras in our smartphones, it is easy to snap away and take pictures of anything at anytime. However, we can also find image editing apps in our phones to enhance and beautify the image. These edited images may not seem to harm anyone. But unknowingly, doctored images can influence our behaviour and alter our past memories. Download the full infographic to learn how to detect doctored images.

    How Do You Identify a Hoax Website

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    In the world on vast information on the Internet, it is important to be sure that the website you are reading is not harbouring any false information. Download the full infographic to learn how the 4 ways of S.U.R.E. is applied to identify if a website is a hoax or not.

    To tweet or not to tweet?

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    There is no wrong in having a social media account, but you are responsible for what you post or forward, to avoid spreading confusion of panic among your “Friends” and “Followers”. Download the full infogrpahic to see what are some stories that went viral on the Web, through both malicious and good intents.

  • Research Skills

    How To Use Academic Databases

    Fact-Checking Using Multiple Sources

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    If you receive any dubious information, you can check the facts using credible sources before you share.

    How to Paraphrase

     

    When doing your project essay, you might have plagiarised unknowingly when you do not cite the author or source for the phrase which you have used. Download the full infographic to learn the four recommended steps to paraphrase.

    How to Avoid Plagiarism

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    Nowadays, anyone can easily copy and paste information from the internet for their schoolwork. However, doing so is committing plagiarism, which is a serious offence. Download the full infographic to find out what are the different types of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

    Citations

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    A quick guide to doing citation for academic research and projects. Download our cheat sheet to learn why, when and how to cite sources.

  • NLB eResources

    Useful NLB resources

    NLB eResources & Setting Up MyLibrary ID

    NewspaperSG

    NewspaperSG is an online archive of Singapore newspapers. You can search our digital archive of newspapers published since 1831, or find information on over 200 newspaper titles in the National Library's microfilm collection.

    Singapore Infopedia

    Singapore Infopedia is an electronic encyclopedia on Singapore published by the National Library Board (NLB).

    It holds a collection of articles on Singapore and covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to historical events, arts, culture, economy, government and key personalities. The number of articles continues to grow as new entries are added regularly.

    Archives Online

    Brought to you by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), Archives Online is designed to allow users to seamlessly search information across NAS’ various independent databases and view selected photographs, maps and plans, listen to oral history interview samplers and watch snippets of audio-visual recordings, round the clock.