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  1. Evaluating Sources Mrs. Gina Caneva Teacher-Librarian

  2. Objectives • 1. Students will be able to search for sources via our online catalog, CPS databases, Library of Congress website, and the internet and evaluate them so that they are accurate and credible. • 2. Students will be able to explore library resources with support. • Agenda • Initial Reading of article • Evaluation of Sources through PAPA • Library Resources • Time to Explore • Exit Slip Objectives and Agenda

  3. Directions: Read the article silently. With your table group, discuss what elements of the article make it a credible or trusted article. Are there any elements that make this article not credible or untrustworthy? • Whole Group: How do you know if a source is reliable? • What is your evaluation process for sources? What do you do to make sure that the source can be trusted? What makes a source credible?

  4. Reputation? (Conservative, Liberal, Neutral) • Purpose of Organization? • University? Media? Nonprofit? • Who is the publisher/Organization behind this article? P—Publisher, Organization

  5. Education • Affiliation • Expertise in Field • Job/Years of Experience • Proven Track Record • No bias/No economic connection • Who is the author behind this publication? What is his background? A-Author

  6. To inform? • To persuade? • To call to action? • To educate? • To make you laugh? • To sell something? • To mislead you? • What is the purpose of this article? P-Purpose

  7. Strong or weak evidence? • Writing style—serious, informative or angry or humorous? • Verify facts • People and their quotes • Research methods • Works Cited • Is this article accurate? Why/why not? A--Accuracy

  8. lindblomlibrary.weebly.com • Search for books • Search the databases • Chicago Public Libraries • Library of Congress • Google search Library Resources

  9. With the remaining time, you can research with support. • Exit slip Wrap-Up