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Understanding and Critiquing the Peer Review Process

Goal: The primary goal of the activity or assignment is for students to develop an increased understanding of the peer review process and how it is connected to the authority or credibility of different information sources. Students will also be encouraged to consider some of the criticisms that have been raised about the process and consider alternatives for determining authoritative sources within a field or discipline.Learning Outcomes:Explain the basic process of scholarly peer reviewExplore how the peer review process is used to identify or establish authoritative or credible works within a fieldCritically examine the peer review process, considering it in connection with issues such as access and bias

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Authority is Constructed and Contextual Infographic

This resource provides an overview of the concept Authority is Constructed and Contextual from the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. A brief overview of the concept is provided and several of the related knowledge practices and dispositions are highlighted. 

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Identifying Common Source Types in a Discipline

This activity is intended to help students understand the types of sources that are most commonly cited in research in a specific discipline or field. Students will review the citations from multiple relevant journal articles to identify the types of sources that are often cited. They will also be encouraged to consider why certain types of sources may be more cited than others, and what may be missing by relying primarily on certain types of sources. In addition, students will get practice in identifying the appropriate citation format for different types of sources.

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Dream Job & Dream Employer Assignment

This assignment accompanies the book chapter, "Next Level Career Research: Helping Students Land Their Dream Jobs" from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by the ACRL Press.

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis [Instructor Use-no pictures]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis [Instructor Use-with pictures]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business Intelligence Tool & Company Analysis Worksheet [Student Assignment]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Steps for Using Microsoft Power BI [Worksheet]

These materials accompany the book chapter “Data Visualization: Visualizing Decisions” from Teaching Business Information Literacy published by ACRL Press.

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Business

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#follow: Ethical Reflections on Influencers & Marketing Tactics

Powerpoint to accompany social media influencer/business information literacy activity, exploring roles and responsibilities of consumers and content creators, debates regarding influencer marketing tactics and misleading advertisements, and ways to distinguish sponsored content. Created by Mia Wells and Laureen Cantwell. Accompanies chapter "Bad Influence: Disinformation and Ethical Considerations of Influencer Marketing Campaigns on Social Media Platforms," from the book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences (Eds.: Benjes-Small, C. M., Wittig, C., & Oberlies, M. K.; 2021; ACRL).
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A new study says...[ppt]

Powerpoint to accompany science information literacy activity following a news article back to a research article.  Created by Megan Carlton and Lea Leininger.  Accompanies chapter How the scientific method invalidates ‘fake news.’ From the book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences. Benjes-Small, C. M., Wittig, C., & Oberlies, M. K. (Eds.). (2021): https://uncg.on.worldcat.org/v2/oclc/1262768350

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