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Information Literacy Habits of Mind (HOMs) Toolkit: Distinguishing between Source Types Activity

Instructions to librarians

HOM: Evaluation

Instructions to librarians:


Prior to the class session choose the sources you would like to link to. Also, decide if you would like the students to evaluate the sources alone, in pairs, etc. Ask students to evaluate the sources based on the questions here or questions appropriate to the source types/course. Have students report back about the sources they evaluated. This activity ideally helps students differentiate between sources in their "natural habitats", database records, webpages, catalog records and think about source differences.

Group 1

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43477170&site=ehost-live

Resource #2: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=43477170&site=ehost-live

Group 3

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=74680845&site=ehost-live&scope=site


Resource #2:http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2012-03193-001&site=ehost-live

Group 5

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2012-03520-001&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Resource #2: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2012-04472-011&site=ehost-live

Group 2

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=our-brains-see-men-as-whole-women-as-parts

Resource #2: https://ccl.on.worldcat.org/oclc/32242575

Group 4

1.) Take a look at each of these urls.

2.) Decide what type of resources they are. Be prepared to say why you think they are a particular type of resource.

3.) Be prepared to say why and how you might use the resource.

Resource #1: http://www.simplypsychology.org/social-identity-theory.html

Resource #2: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=74680845&site=ehost-live&scope=site