Scholarly Research and Misinformation: The Case of the AJ Wakefield Article

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This tutorial discusses misinformation spread intentionally or unintentionally through scholarly articles through a case study of the article credited with starting the vaccine/autism debate. You can contact a librarian to request customized content for your classes. A librarian will respond to refine the content and format of your requested materials within one to two business days.

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Undergrad General Ed

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Digital and Information Literacy

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