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Checking source quality & verifying information (Online)

Checking source quality & verifying information (Online) Online

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This 1 hour workshop covers fact checking and evaluating skills that will help you avoid unreliable sources and build your views and arguments on solid evidence. Being able to critically evaluate information is an important life skill and essential for academic and professional success. This session is relevant to all information consumers.

Key areas covered:

  • Distinguishing between quality vs unreliable information
  • Finding authoritative sources
  • Applying the SIFT fact checking method to verify academic, news media, and social media sources
  • Evaluating information using the TRAAP checklist

Supporting Resources:

  • Workshop activity: evaluate the 6 sources that you have already found or the list of sources provided (available via Moodle)
  • Prepare by exploring the 'Checking sources' section of our Skills at Library training.

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.

Related LibGuide: Skills at Library by Oona Ylinen

Tuesday 19 November 2024
12:00 - 13:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 50 seats available.

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Clarissa St Yves

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