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ENG151 SIFTing Through Information

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this ENG 151 information literacy unit, you will be able to:

  1. Given a claim, be able to verify if it is true or not.
  2. Given a source, determine if it is reliable and trustworthy.
  3. Find the original source of a story, study, image, etc.
  4. Find a better source on a topic and be able to explain why it is better.
  5. Determine if a source is popular or scholarly.

What We Are Doing Today

  • Kahoot
  • Where source evaluation fits into the research process
  • Publication Process
    • Scholarly versus Popular
    • Peer-review
    • Formats
  • SIFT Method for Evaluating Sources
  • Practice
  • Overview of Library Databases
  • Questions

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