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Media Specialist

Mrs. Edwards

 
 
Woman in orange dress
 

Welcome to the GHS Media Center
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Welcome to the GHS Media Center.  Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
 
On this site you will find many resources to help you with your research and recreational reading needs!

Find out what's going on at the Griffin Public Library

Research Links
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Destiny Catalog

Library card catalog system.  What books does my library have? Log in with your school email and password.
 

ComicsPlus

Do you like to read comics? With ComicsPlus, you have access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga. Click here and use your school's gmail account and password.  It's that simple.


GHS Research and Testing Resources

Need direction on research? Where to find reputable sources of information? Need help with writing?
 

GHS E-Book and Audio Book Resources 

Looking for a good book to read? There's plenty of them here.
 

Sora Reading Platform

Log in with your school email and password.
 

Citation Generator

 

Book Recommendations through Galileo/Novelist

 

What is your fake news IQ, take the quiz and see.

 

Study Island

 

Edgenuity

 

infotopia.info/

A research site for libraries by librarians!
 

Kiosko

See the front page of thousands of newspapers from across the country.
 

Compare International Constitutions

 

Pro Con

Look at controversial topics from both sides of the issue.
 

Library of Congress Digital Collections

 

Griffin Public Library

Find information from your local public library.  Be sure to check out their on-line resources.  Some of them require a library card, which you can get for free with proof of a Spalding County Address.
 

Where can I fact check information?


AllSides. While not a fact-checking site, AllSides curates stories from right, center and left-leaning media so that readers can easily compare how bias influences reporting on each topic. 

Fact Check. This nonpartisan, nonprofit project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players, including politicians, TV ads, debates, interviews and news releases.

Media Matters. This nonprofit and self-described liberal-leaning research center monitors and corrects conservative misinformation in the media.

NewsBusters. A project of the conservative Media Research Center, NewsBusters is focused on “documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.”

Open Secrets. This nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit website run by the Center for Responsive Politics tracks how much and where candidates get their money.

Politifact. This Pulitzer Prize winning website rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. Run by editors and reporters from the independent newspaper Tampa Bay Times, Politicfact features the Truth-O-Meter that rates statements as “True,” “Mostly True,” “Half True,” “False,” and “Pants on Fire.”

ProPublica. This independent, nonprofit newsroom has won several Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2016 Prize for Explanatory Reporting. ProPublica produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Snopes. This independent, nonpartisan website run by professional researcher and writer David Mikkelson researches urban legends and other rumors. It is often the first to set the facts straight on wild fake news claims.

The Sunlight Foundation. This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization uses public policy data-based journalism to make politics more transparent and accountable.

Washington Post Fact Checker. Although the Washington Post has a left-center bias, its checks are excellent and sourced. The bias shows up because they fact check conservative claims more than liberal ones.


Encyclopedia and Other Online Reference Materials

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