|Part 1: Seeking Knowledge through Information
- Don't believe everything you think.
- Focusing your topic.
- Planning your project.
- Finding and evaluating quality information quickly and easily.
|Part 2: Who Should You Believe?
- Approaching a problem
- Understanding the research process
- Living in the post-truth world
- Distinguishing between opinion, fact, knowledge, and evidence-based expertise
- Recognizing authorities and experts and knowing why we should listen to them
- Uncovering an author's motives
- Recognizing our limits
- Respecting other points of view
- The advantages of consulting the library faculty
|Part 3: Should You Believe Yourself?
- Recognize how evolution often works against us when making logical decisions
- Knowing our senses should not always be trusted
- Recognizing that we act on emotion more often than on reason
- Valuing the importance of questioning our answers
- Spotting and avoiding confirmation bias
|Part 4: Why Should I Believe You?
- Convincing others to trust our sources
- Respecting consumers (readers) of our information
- Realizing our information sources reveal a great deal about us
- Being a responsible citizen in the digital world
Interactive skills tutorials designed by the faculty librarians for searching PSU resources
Crash Course [John Green and Hank Green] believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.
The courses linked here are "Navigating Digital Information" and "Media Literacy."