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Library Research Guides

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!

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BEAM

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.
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SIFT

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.

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