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Research Instruction

Information Literacy Concepts

Who Do You Trust and Why?

Who Do You Trust and Why?

We all do research, but how do you decide who to trust or what information to accept or leave behind? Context, authorship, and evidence help you determine authority, trust, and reliability. Here are some ways to ensure that you are getting the best information possible when researching.

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Seek Appropriate Resources Video Lecture by Thomas Mapes

Seeking Appropriate Resources

by Dr. Thomas Mapes' (Associate Professor of English at Luther Rice) Video Lecture

View all of Dr. Mapes' video Lectures on the Research Process

Where Do I Find Information?

Where Do I Find Information?

Video Series by ProQuest Research Companion (Requires Student or Faculty Login)

This set of videos from ProQuest Research Companion (which requires your student login to access) covers the following:

  • Researchers will know where to find information.
  • Researchers will understand the benefits and limitations of searching the open web.
  • Researchers will understand the difference between materials accessed via the library catalog and via subscription databases.
  • Researchers will understand that different types of resources require different search strategies.

How Do I Evaluate Sources?

How Do I Evaluate Sources?

Video Series by ProQuest Research Companion (Requires Student or Faculty Login)

This set of videos from ProQuest Research Companion (which requires your student login to access) covers the following:

  • Researchers will learn how to identify source types.
  • Researchers will know how to recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • Researchers will understand that a source can be used as something to analyze or something to support their argument.
  • Researchers will learn what makes a source authoritative.
  • Researchers will understand what each type of source can offer them.