4-step Strategy for Evaluating Online Sources [A Learning Module]

This learning module will help students find and critically evaluate online sources for class discussions and assignments and form unbiased judgments and decisions. 

What is it?

  • A five-part series learning module that takes 1.5 - 2 hrs. to complete
  • A 4-step strategy for evaluating online sources with hands-on exercises and an infographic guide

How will it help students succeed?

  • Develop critical source evaluation strategies.
  • Learn to read laterally, to evaluate and track evidence
  • Cultivate metacognitive skills and reflective practice
  • Build confidence in navigating complex online information environments.


Access to the Learning Module via the Google Site Link below.
Please contact us if you are interested in accessing the transcripts and/or exercises & answer keys.

Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed:

Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: 
CC Attribution License CC-BY
Other Attribution Information: 
This module is designed and created by: Grace Liu, Assistant Professor, Business Librarian at FHG Library Amy Pajewski, Assistant Professor, Student Success Librarian at FHG Library Rachel M. McMullin, Professor, Humanities Librarian at FHG Library is advised by Tom Pantazes, Instructional Designer, Office of Digital Learning & Innovation is sponsored by The West Chester University (WCU) Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Grant