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On Track: Checking sources for assignments

On Track: Checking sources for assignments Online


The quality of your dissertation or assignment is directly related to the quality of the sources you use, so knowing how to fact check and evaluate is important to your success at University, as well as future jobs. This workshop covers how to avoid 'fake' academic journals and investigate academic, news media, and social media sources using the SIFT method.


 Key areas covered

  • Advantages of using academic sources in assignments​
  • How to spot predatory journals or fake academic publications​
  • Using the SIFT fact checking method​
  • Digital skills for verifying information found via academic, news media, and social media sources 
  • Where to look for reliable sources

Essex students: book your place here!

We encourage students to book onto our workshops via CareerHub in order to keep a record of their learning

Don't have access to CareerHub? You can register below.

It's not a requirement to preregister for our online workshops. You can decide on the day to join a session by clicking the Zoom link provided: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/92159491873

Related LibGuide: On Track for your Masters by Oona Ylinen

Tuesday 13 June 2023
15:00 - 16:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Postgraduate - Research     Postgraduate - Taught     Undergraduate  
  On Track     Workshop  
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