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OTS 896 Dr.Fleischer: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Library Resources for Dr. Fleischer's OTS 896

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

"Authority is Constructed and Contextual."  What does this mean to you?

From the ACRL Framework

This concept comes from the Information Literacy Framework developed by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

More About This Concept


Authority is Constructed and Contextual:

  • Differentiating between scholarly, trade, and popular sources and evaluating and using them appropriately [gen ed]
  • Defining peer-reviewed [gen ed]
  • Adjusting topic after evaluating found resources as needed [gen ed]
  • Making use of review tools to evaluate information sources [major, capstone/graduate]
  • Identifying and using discipline-specific databases [major, capstone/graduate]
  • Understanding the information cycle and the nature of different information sources [gen ed, major]
  • Avoiding plagiarism [gen ed, major]
  • Using multiple source types for comprehensive evaluation [major, capstone/graduate]

Read and Think Critically

How do you determine if a source is credible?

What makes a source authoritative?

What points of view might be missing?


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