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CSD year 3 - The Intercultural Social Professional (English): Reliabilty

Libguide on searching databases and search engines, as well as applying the APA guidelines..

Reliability of information

Finding the right publication is already a challenge, how do you know if the information found is also reliable? Sources offered by the Study Centers have been reviewed in advance and are reliable.

With information found on the internet, always remain critical and evaluate your source. For example, ask yourself:

Who is the creator of the site?

► When was the site last updated?

► Is advertising the main purpose of the site?

► Can you contact the creator of the site, for example by e-mail?

Is there additional information, for example a reference list or links - and are these links working?

► Can the original source be retrieved?

How to spot fake news?

Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance.

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) has made this infographic with eight simple steps to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Click on the image to enlarge.

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