This module will guide you through evaluating resources using the Five W's.
The Five W's look at the who, what, when, where and why of a resource. Questions to ask within each category are provided so that you can begin to evaluate resources you find in the library to determine their appropriateness for your own research.
When you select the module, the tutorial will open in a new webpage and will begin automatically. You can pause the tutorial using the seek bar at the bottom of the player. Audio and video transcripts are available in the notes section of the tutorial.
Peer-Reviewed vs. Internet Sources
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Research consists of using primary and secondary sources. How do you know the difference?
Primary Sources - Original source or document
First person account of an event
First publication of a scientific study
Speech or lecture
Secondary Sources - a work that examines, critiques or interprets a primary source and draws a conclusion about it
Newspaper reports on scientific study
Book or music reviews
Articles reviewing other articles and studies
CRAAP Test & 5 W's
Spotting Fake News
Have you been wondering what fake news is or how it impacts your life? Are you unsure of how to spot fake news or articles designed to sway your opinions? This module will walk you through different types of fake and misleading news stories and give you tips on how to evaluate these stories for accuracy, integrity, and truthfulness.
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