Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Criteria for evaluating information, part of Information Literacy.
- In a previous movie, we talked about the differences…between using a scholarly source…or a so-called popular source.…And in chapter one, we talked about…other types of resources, from books to social media.…So let's talk about how to evaluate…the information you find.…After all, there are sources of information…all around you, so how do you know what's reliable?…The ability to think critically about the information…you encounter during your research is what will…set you apart as an information-literate person.…
You can't believe everything you read, right?…Here are some criteria that you should keep in mind…when you're doing research.…Try to think of the following criteria…as items in your research toolbox.…When you are presented with an article,website,…or other piece of information,…use your tools to help you determine…if this information is helpful and instructional…or if it needs to go into the trash heap.…You can ask yourself several questions…about a given source.…Is it current, authoritative, accurate, objective?…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
6. Information Literacy for Art and Design
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