Learn about Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources.
In this guide from the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Sciences Libraries, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources in the Health Sciences, learn whether sources are considered primary, secondary, or tertiary depending on the originality of the information presented and their proximity or how close they are to the source of information.
Once you find it, how do you know it is any good?
Evaluating Information tutorial from Johns Hopkins University will help you learn how to choose quality research.
How to evaluate information, from social media and internet resources to scholarly articles.
Learn about Peer Review and how to know if an article has been peer reviewed.
Critical thinking is a key skill in information literacy, along with the related skill of media literacy. Discussion of “fake news” has led to renewed focus on these skills and the importance of colleges and universities providing education in these areas. IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations has provided this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.
By IFLA (http://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174) [CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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