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Checking sources for assignments (in-person)

Checking sources for assignments (in-person) In-Person


The quality of your assignments are 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 us on the day in the Library Learning Room on the ground floor of the Library

Related LibGuide: On Track for your Masters by Oona Ylinen

Thursday 30 November 2023
15:00 - 16:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Library Learning Room
  Postgraduate - Research     Postgraduate - Taught     Undergraduate  
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Clarissa St Yves
Oona Ylinen

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