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Library Instruction: Active Learning : Evaluation: Health Sciences

Alternative Sources

Lyu, J. C., Luli, G. K., & Ling, P. M. (2021). Vaping discussion in the COVID-19 pandemic: An observational study using Twitter data. PLoS ONE, 16(12), e0260290.

Website: Still Blowing Smoke


Scenario: You have to write a short paper for a health science class on the health risks of vaping and e-cigarettes.


Together with your team, complete the ABCD online worksheet to evaluate and score the source you are assigned.

After evaluating your source you should be able to determine if your source is popular or scholarly and if it is credible or not.

Activity: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources:

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Source 4

Source 5

Source 6

Scholarly and Popular Sources

Created by: Carnegie-Vincent Library and Reed Health Sciences Library at Lincoln Memorial University