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Information Literacy Module for Early College Students: Sample Module Section

Ongoing Research Process

1. Chapter Introduction

In this module you'll learn to:

  • Understand that first attempts at searching do not always produce adequate results
  • Design and refine needs and search strategies as necessary, based on search results
  • Use research tools and indicators of authority to determine credibility of sources, understanding the elements that might temper this credibility

2. One Perfect Source? Unlikely. But You Might Come Close!

3. Evaluating Sources for Credibility

4. Question Authority

Question Authority

Click on the title above "Question Authority". The learning module will open in a new window. Use the "next" arrow, word or numbered slide to advance through the lesson. Within the module, please complete each of the 10 pages by watching videos, sorting evens, reading materials and responding to questions. 

5. Fact Checking

Sample Quiz Questions

1. A credible source must be all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Believable

B) High quality

C) Trustworthy

D) One I agree with

2. True or False? When researching a topic, any authority is sufficient as a credible source.

3. True or False? Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used.

4. When a social media user sees a non-credible or false source get shared by a friend, what could he or she do?

A) Report the link as false if the social media platform supports that function

B) Politely express the reasons this source is non-credible

C) Provide a link on the same subject from a credible source as a viable alternative

D) All of the above