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Library instruction: Menu of activities

Topics for library instruction

This is not an exhaustive list.  If you have something else in mind, please do not hesitate to ask!



BEAM is used to explain different types of sources and their purposes. SPSCC librarians focus on the first 3 (BEA) -- where to find background information, evidence-based sources, and argumentative sources, and when it's appropriate to use each.


SIFT involves recognizing when a piece of information elicits an emotional reaction, stopping to pause, and sorting truth from fiction by finding the root source, checking its accuracy and authority, and then finding a better source.