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Teaching Materials Cache

Suggested teaching materials organized by Information Literacy Frame (Pillar Concept)

Credo's Research Quick Tips

Media Bias Chart

CRAAP Test (handout)

Evaluating Sources for Credibility (video)

What does it mean for a source to be credible? Discusses author/publisher expertise, bias, peer review, currency, and how you’ll use it.


Used with permission from the NCSU Libraries.

How to read an academic article (handout)

Evaluating Sources (activity)

Assignment or in-class activity ideas for encouraging your students to evaluate sources:

  1. Have students apply the CRAAP test to one of their sources from their bibliography (or a peer's).
  2. Assign students to evaluate a source that has both strengths and weaknesses (example: policy paper with clear bias from a left- or right-leaning think tank). 
  3. Assign students to create an annotated bibliography as an early stage to a paper.

Zimdar's list

Zimdar's list is a list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical 'News' Sources" collected and classified by Professor Melissa Zimdar. It is not intended to be completely comprehensive.

Fake News Can Be Deadly - Podcast

Fact Checking Fake News: Web Strategies

How to Spot Fake News - (website and handouts)