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Library Session Activities

Activity #1

Use the following linked article to respond to the questions below.

  1. Who is the intended audience for the article? Who was it written for?

  2. What kind of evidence or data is presented in the article? Does it seem reliable? Why or why not?

  3. What do we know about the authors of the article? What kind of expertise do they have? Where do they work?

  4. Look at the website for Clinical Pediatricsthe journal that published this article. Would you say this is a credible journal? Provide evidence from the website to support your view.

  5. What other questions might be important to ask in evaluating this source? Look at our evaluation guide for a list of potential questions.

Activity #2

  1. Use EBSCO Academic or another library database to find two relevant articles for your own research.

  2. Do the articles you found in the database differ from those you might find in a typical Google search? How is searching a library database different from searching Google?

  3. Begin the process of evaluating your articles according to your class assignment. Look at our evaluation guide for help with this process.


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