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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).

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online through Skype
All Zones
  Library Services     Online  
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To participate in an online session, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have access to a computer with Skype for Business installed. If you do not have the software, you will be required to install a web app plugin that will allow you to attend as a guest
  • You must have an audio output device (headphones or speakers) connected to be able to hear the instructor
  • You must have an audio input device (webcam or microphone) connected whether you wish to participate verbally or not. If you do not wish to speak, you may type in the chat window
  • Experience using chat
  • Experience copying/pasting text and URLs

If you do not meet the above requirements, please consider registering for an in-person session or requesting a one-on-one consult.

To learn more about Skype for Business, see https://intra.nshealth.ca/training-resources/SitePages/Skype.aspx*

*Internal link, you must be on the NSHA network to access

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Katie McLean

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