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Weekly News Digest

May 9, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Credo Adds Content to Help Students Understand Current Events

Credo added AllSides’ Red Blue Dictionary (300-plus entries on timely topics from multiple perspectives) and Facts On File’s Issues & Controversies (50-plus entries sharing the history, current state, and future of controversial topics) to the Real-time Reference category of its research platform to help librarians provide credible and up-to-date background information on current political topics.  

“In the current climate of polarization, it can be hard for students to understand an issue when opposing sides argue using their own vocabulary,” says Ian Singer, Credo’s general manager. “Resources like the Red Blue Dictionary and Issues & Controversies reinforce strong critical thinking habits by illuminating multiple perspectives from various vantage points; empowering students to develop bias detection and argument development skills and, perhaps most importantly, to reach their own conclusions.”

For more information, read the press release.

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