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Towson University
Elisabeth White is the Science, Technology, and Mathematics Librarian at Towson University in Maryland. She is the liaison librarian for biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, and related programs. She has also taught a credit-bearing information literacy course for undergraduate students. Elisabeth earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Chemistry from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Her research interests include digital accessibility, inclusive teaching practices, and promoting science identity.
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This activity is designed to help students understand the difference between background sources and scholarly sources. Students will read a quick overview of the key differences between these source types, and then they will be asked to classify five sample sources. For each source, they will make an initial judgment based on a screenshot and then take a closer look at the full source to see if their gut instinct was correct. Correct answers and explanations are provided for each source.This activity is suitable for in-person, synchronous online, and asynchronous online instruction. It is...