Bennett, C. (2010). Credibility [Online image]. Retrieved May 17, 2017 from http://claybennett.co/images/archivetoons/credibility.jpg [Used by permission.]
After completing this page, you should be able to:
Complete this worksheet before class:
Eisen, A. (2014, June 13). Research 101: Credibility is contextual [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/iRlHmK8drWc
1. Library Home Page / Subject Guides
2. Video: "Research 101: Authority is Constructed and Contextual."
3. What is a Bibliography?
4. How to Cite an Encyclopedia Entry
5. Worksheet: "Authority is Constructed and Contextual"
7. Review "Writing Assignment #1."
Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016, January 11). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/infolit/Framework_ILHE.pdf
Note that the bibliography for the Empathy article contains a citation for this book which is available in the library:
Kohn, A. (1990). The brighter side of human nature: Altruism and empathy in everyday life. New York: Basic Books.
Note that the bibliography for the Equal Pay Act of 1963 article contains a citation for this book which is available in the library:
Becker, Susan D. The Origins of the Equal Rights Amendment: American Feminism Between the Wars. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1981.