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Evaluating Sources - Critical Thinking


Evaluating Sources - Critical Thinking

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This video addresses the nature of intellectual authority and its problematic aspects, issuing a call to students to evaluate information sources and the information in them for themselves. It suggests some things to look into before relying on an information source.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 11, 2014
Keywords: reliability, authority, critical thinking, evaluating sources, information literacy


  • Editor Review avg: 4 rating
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  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Sarah Morehouse
43 weeks ago

Sarah Morehouse (Librarian)

This video goes beyond typical information literacy discussions about authority and reliability and shows students clear examples not only of why they need to evaluate information sources and the information in them for themselves, but how to do so.