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Lake Effect Research Toolkit

Design Chart: Discover Credible Sources

Concept and Statement

Discover: Search for and access credible sources that can help you answer your question

Basic Level Goals

Understand that searching is more complex than using one search tool and one search statement

Explore the information landscapes they are becoming participants in.

Evaluate sources based on easily identifiable markers for authority and scholarship (ex. author credentials, abstract, etc.)

Context: How does this module relate to other modules and to likely research assignments for FY students?


Pedagogical Challenge: What keeps students from making this module a meaningful learning experience?


Practice Outcome (Key Activities)


Worksheet Documentation of Activity and Reflection on Learning


Assessment Notes



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