The Sorting Machine

Submitted by Peter Catlin on July 10th, 2019
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Short Description: 

A classroom activity and lesson plan for first-year students. Your students will learn to differentiate between different categories of items -- such as Popular/Scholarly, or Primary/Secondary/Tertiary -- by playing this fun and easy game.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students will:
• Correctly categorize library items.
• Describe the different role that each category plays in the research process.
• Discuss how particular items could be used in the research process, in the context of each item’s category.

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Suggested Citation: 
Catlin, Peter. "The Sorting Machine." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2019.