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Discuss Source Type in Source Evaluation
Evaluating a source of information depends on what type of source it is, and what type of information you are looking for.
All information is created in a particular context (at a particular point in time), as we learned in the Information Cycle, and will be viewed and used differently during the time in which it is created compared to the future.
How you evaluate information may depend on your information need.
(These are random groups, not your Collection teams)
Case Study: You have heard that recently the Supreme Court has eliminated something called "Affirmative Action" in college admissions. You have found the following article about that topic: Affirmative Action is Racist and Therefore Wrong This link opens in a new window
Groups share out their findings.
Lateral Reading is a practice that requires leaving the source you are trying to evaluate and finding out about it by looking at other (preferably trusted) sources.
Goal #1: Find information about who publishes the source you are trying to evaluate.
Goal #2: Find out if other sources are saying the same thing as your source (corroborate the information) about the topic.
Goal #3: Find out if quotes and data used in your source are accurate.
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