Have you tasked your students with finding reliable sources for a research project? In response, you may have students ask what is a reliable source or cite a questionable source in their research. Your students need guidance on what reliable internet sources are and how they can evaluate sources when you find them. Click “read more” to find out how the ILC can help you guide your students to reliable sources and teach them how to evaluate the sources they do find.
There are many tools you can use to help guide your students in evaluating sources. One of these resources is the CRAAP method. You can find out more about this method on our Evaluating Sources LibGuide. This method looks at the currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose of your sources. This is only the starting point in evaluating. In a time where disinformation is more prevalent than ever, you may want to consider using some of the news literacy resources/lessons in your classes. You can find more about this in the News Literacy page on our Online Teaching and Learning LibGuide.
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