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Evaluating Sources of Information

Evaluating Sources of Information

We encounter information on a daily basis whether we are reading exercise recommendations a friend shared on Facebook or evaluating a journal article to use in practice, to update a policy, etc.  How do we know that the information we read, share and/or cite is trustworthy and accurate? Acquire the tools to help you judge if a resource is credible, relevant and authoritative.

This session:

  • Provides an overview of critical appraisal and fact checking techniques
  • Illustrates using the CRAAP tool to evaluate online resources
  • Illustrates using critical appraisal checklists to evaluate original research and synthesis

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of evaluating information sources before sharing or citing
  • Select the appropriate evaluation tool according to information source
  • Identify inaccuracies and other red flags in the information you find

Recommended for: Staff, physicians and/or researchers engaged in sharing and/or reviewing information for use in practice or in the creation of knowledge resources (guidelines, policies, pamphlets, original research).

Related LibGuide: Searching by Katie McLean

Thursday, November 16, 2017
10:30am - 11:30am
All Zones
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For detailed instruction on how to get to the Halifax Infirmary please see the following document: Library Learning Opportunities: Locations.

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Katie McLean

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