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Informed Searcher Badge


Do you know all about primary, secondary and tertiary sources? Know the difference between background, in-depth and original research? Know your way around scholarly and popular sources? A pro with the information timeline and peer review? Prove it today to earn the Informed Searcher badge!

Learners who complete the Informed Searcher Quiz with a score of 80% or more earn the Informed Searcher badge. You'll know right away if you passed the quiz, but it may take a few days for badges to be awarded. You can take the quiz as many times as you like. If you miss a question, consult the linked resources below.

 

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All the information you need to earn the Informed Searcher badge is covered in the Navigating Your Library Virtual Research Workshop, but you don't have to attend in order to earn the badge. The main topics you'll need to know are also listed below with links to related resources, or your can view a recording of the workshop.

Register for the Navigating Your Library Workshop

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Information

Background, In-Depth and Original Research

Popular Sources, Scholarly Sources & Peer Review

Library Databases & Collections

Information Cycle/ Timeline