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Locating fallacies using library resources may require more understanding of the concept, here is a definition from Credo Reference
From the Latin fallacia (“deceit,” “trick,” or “fraud”), this term means bad or faulty reasoning, and is often also called non sequitur, a Latin phrase meaning “it does not follow,” and, less often, paralogism, from the Greek para (“beside”) and logos (“reason”). With a narrower focus on the use of argument for the purpose of refutation, i.e. to prove opposed views wrong, a fallacy is sometimes also called a sophistic refutation or an apparent refutation.
- Here is a link from ScienceDirect on the logical fallacy
- Provides a list of fallacies with examples: Master list of logical fallacies
- Our colleagues at Rasmussen Library have a prepared FAQ: What is a logical fallacy?
- Purdue Owl:Fallacies
- False dilemma fallacy examples in media, philosophy, advertising, and politics
- 16 Common Logical Fallacies and How to Spot Them
- Added Subject filters to the searches to limit, see: Can I explore books or articles by subject?
Another option is to use specific databases, see: Where can I find subject-specific or "special topics" databases in the APUS Library?
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Search for a specific fallacy or related term, here is a search on Bothsiderism
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