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Suggested teaching materials for faculty or student use.

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.

CRAAP Test (handout)

Media Bias Chart

Choosing and Using Source (open access ebook)

Credo Research Tips (playlist of 1 min videos)

Fight Fake News / Misinformation

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.