Did you know that EasyBib has free, visual
guides that help your students evaluate the credibility of websites?
One of the biggest concerns in education today is teaching students how
to wade through the oceans of information available online to find what
is truly relevant and credible. We’ve put together visual guides to help
you teach students these skills.
As you can see, EasyBib uses the best practices to determine
what criteria is necessary for evaluation, such as author, publisher,
currency, and much more. The guides give concrete, real-world examples of
actual sites that are credible, possibly credible, and not credible so
students can see the thought process required to evaluate a source.
If you subscribe to our School
Edition service, you have access to our website evaluation feature,
which serves as a reminder and alert for students to think about the
credibility of the website they are citing.
EasyBib has evaluated the top 50% of sources cited, and using
robust criteria, explains why a source is credible, maybe credible, or
not credbile. For other sources that are not evaluated, EasyBib provides
calls to action along with the criteria so students can properly evaluate
a source before citing it. Learn more about School
Edition and website
Emily Gover, M.S. University of Albany Information Literacy Librarian twitter.com/emily_easybib
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2012 | Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy