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