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Library Support for Course Instructors

Request a online or in-person workshop with a librarian, access research activities to use with your classes, and more!

In Class & Take Home Activities

Librarians have prepared a number of activities to use in classes. These activities may be customized and used by course instructors themselves or course instructors can ask librarians to include these or similar activities in their library workshops. 

Most of our available activities are found in the library's Information Literacy Toolkit organized by information literacy competency.  

Source Credibility Presentation: CABLES

There are many things to consider when trying to discern if a source is reliable or not. Use the Google Slideshow below to learn more about assessing a source's credibility using the CABLES method. CABLES stands for Currency, Authority, Bias, Level, End-Goal, and Support.

Looking for the previous version? Visit our CABLE source credibility activity page. 

Source Credibility Worksheet

Below you'll find a worksheet that should help you determine if your sources are credible using the CABLES method. 

Identifying Scholarly Information Module

This video examines scholarly information and its importance for college-level assignments. The module defines peer‑reviewed information and provides tips to differentiate scholarly journal articles from popular magazines and newspapers.  

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