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Considering Your Sources with a Critical Eye
Description: Handout (Word doc). Handout which explains the concept, Relevance + Credibility + Timeliness + Dependability + Point of view = A Good Source.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/evaluatingsources04-05.doc (used with Choosing Sources for Papers & Speeches videos)


Choosing Sources for Papers & Speeches Part 1
Description: Online video for students. Three part video about evaluating sources using the "Considering Your Sources with a Critical Eye" handout . Each video part is 4-6 minutes long.
Copy this Link: Part 1, http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Evaluatingsources_part1/Evaluatingsources_part1.html


Choosing Sources for Papers & Speeches Part 2
Description: Online video for students. Three part video about evaluating sources using the "Considering Your Sources with a Critical Eye" handout. Each video is 4-6 minutes long.
Copy this Link: Part 2, http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Evaluatingsources_part2/Evaluatingsources_part2.html


Choosing Sources for Papers & Speeches Part 3
Description: Online video for students. Three part video about evaluating sources using the "Considering Your Sources with a Critical Eye" handout . Eachvideo part is 4-6 minutes long.
Copy this Link: Part 3, http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Evaluatingsources_part3/Evaluatingsources_part3.html


Finding & Logging Into Psychology Databases
Description: Online video for students . A 2.5 min. Flash video used in some online psychology classes which explains how to find and log onto the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences database from a BlackBoard course.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/psy_library_intro/psy_library_intro.html


Scholarly or Peer Reviewed Resources
Description: Online video for students. A 5 min. Flash video on comparing the identifying features of scholarly articles and popular articles in psychology.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Psycology_Source_Types/Psycology_Source_Types.html


Information Types Handout
Description: Handout for students. A conceptual classification of information sources based by author credentials, methodology used, intended audience, and purpose of source. These types are independent of format.(Used with Info Types video)
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/types_of_information_0705.doc


Information Types Video Part 1
Description: Online video for students, Part one of two videos, this video reviews a organizational scheme based on the differences in author, method used for creating it, and intended audience for the source. This video is a first step in evaluating sources for students. It was created for first-time researchers in mind. The accompanying information types handout may be a useful complement.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/infotypesa/infotypesA.html


Information Types Video Part 2
Description: Online video. Continuing from the first video, this video reviews a organizational scheme based on the differences in author, method used for creating it, and intended audience for the source. The video is a first step in evaluating sources for students. It was created for first-time researchers in mind. The accompanying information types handout may be a useful compliment.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/infotypesb/infotypesB.html


Web Site Evaluation Handout for Speech
Description: Handout for students about evaluating Web sources and incorporating them into speeches. (Word Doc)
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/evaluating/WebEvalHandoutCOM103.doc


Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Description: Handout for students (Word Doc). Assignment for an annotated bibliography that explains the process of organizing, evaluating, and using information prior to writing a research paper.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/annotatedbibassignment.doc


Sample Annotated Bibliography
Description: Handout for students (Word Doc). A handout for students that demonstrates how to put together an annotated bibliography with examples of citations and annotations. This is used to emphasize how to think about sources prior to using them in a paper.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/evaluating/annotatedbibpage.doc


Sample Annotated Bibliography Rubric
Description: Rubric for instructors (Word Doc) Description: A grading rubric used in grading annotated bibliographies. This rubric emphasizes evaluating sources.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/evaluating/annotatedbibrubric.doc


Intellectual Freedom: Book Banning and Challenges Assignment Part 2
Description: Assignment used in COM 102 (could be used in COM 101) that utilizes groups to research, share resources, and evaluate sources. This includes a warm up exercise, group exercise, and paper assignment. This can be used with the evaluating sources handout. (Word doc).
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/using/GroupSourceEvaluationActivity.doc


My Culture Annotated Bibliography
Description: An example of a research assignment (Word doc). Copy this link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/Informationliteracy/evaluating/shawanotated_Bib.docx