Why is front-page news so disheartening? Teaching historical newspaper searching

Okay, so maybe ALL front-page news isn’t disheartening… but let me give you some context. As the Communication and Journalism Librarian, I am preparing for a first-year workshop. In first-year journalism courses, I typically cover the following: Basic library instruction This workshop will cover the basics of library instruction (webpage, … Read more

ELIS Purpose

In this video, we continue exploring the components that make up the C.R.A.P. Test. Purpose looks at why the resource/information was created. Do the creators make their purpose known? Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda? Is the information objective and impartial? This is the seventh video in the Everyday Life … Read more

ELIS Authority

In this video, we continue exploring the components of the C.R.A.P. Test. Authority looks at the creator of a resource. Who is the author? Do they provide credentials? What are their qualifications? Do they provide their contact information? What does the URL say about the resource? This is the sixth … Read more

ELIS Reliability

In this video, we continue to explore the components that make up the C.R.A.P. Test. Reliability looks at the type of information included in a resource, is the content opinion? Is it balanced? Are references to the information provided by the creator? This is the fifth video in the Everyday Life … Read more

ELIS Currency

In this video, we start to explore the C.R.A.P. Test for evaluating information in an online environment. Currency is the first part of the test we will explore and it looks at WHEN information was created. This is the fourth video in the Everyday Life Information Seeking Series. Link to the … Read more

ELIS Introductory Video

This is the introductory video for the Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) series that attempts to help users understand their role in the online information environment. This is the first video in the Everyday Life Information Seeking Series. Link to video transcript. Discussion Take a moment to reflect on the quote … Read more