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Library Instruction: Active Learning : Evaluation: Online and Peer Reviewed for a Literature Review

Is this source credible?

Scenario: You have to write a research paper for a media communications class on the topic of how gender and race impact media representation. Some of your sources must be peer-reviewed and some of them will be other kinds of sources. You also have to think about how each source is in conversation with the other sources on your works cited.


Using the ABCD criteria on your handout, work with your team to score the source you are assigned.

Is your source credible? What is the theme of your source? How does it connect to your other sources?

Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources:

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Source 4

Source 5

Source 6

Source 7


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ABCD Handout