Type of Work

Book Chapter

Book Title

Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts

Book Editor

Samantha Godbey, Susan Wainscott and Xan Goodman

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Association of College and Research Libraries

City

Chicago, Illinois

ISBN

9780838989708

First Page

37

Last Page

50

Abstract

Many instruction librarians use the CRAAP test or a similar pneumonic tool as a regular activity in information literacy instruction classes. This involves having the students in the class select one or more sources and instructing them to answer a series of questions about these sources, as prompted by a simple checklist. Is the selected source Current, Relevant, Authoritative, Accurate and What is its Purpose? The goal is to help the students ascertain whether or not they should select this source and use it for an assignment. On occasion, a student will raise a hand and ask a simple question: “What do you mean by authoritative?” This is is the central question we will deal with in this chapter.

Keywords

information literacy, linguistics, authority

Notes

This chapter appeared on pages 37-50 of:

Godbey, S., Wainscott, S.B. & Goodman, X. (Eds.). (2017). Disciplinary applications of information literacy threshold concepts. Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries.

College/School

Harry A. Sprague Library

Disciplines

Information Literacy | Library and Information Science | Linguistics | Other Linguistics

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