Who’s an Authority? Recognizing Scholarly Sources in the Library

Submitted by Michelle Keba on December 10th, 2018
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Short Description: 

Are you finding reliable sources for your research papers and projects? Has your professor asked you to use scholarly sources? What is a scholarly source anyway? In this workshop, learn how to critically evaluate the information you find through books, articles, and websites.

**This lesson plan was adapted from "Establishing and Applying Evaluation Criteria" p. 74 -78 in Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts Lesson Plans for Librarians, edited by Bravender, McClure, and Schaub (2015).**

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Learning Outcomes: 

After completing the library instruction session, students will be able to:
• produce criteria for evaluating information sources in order to cultivate a skeptical stance and a self-awareness of their own biases and world views.

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Suggested Citation: 
Keba, Michelle. "Who’s an Authority? Recognizing Scholarly Sources in the Library." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018.