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Teacher Librarianship: Recommended resources

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Evaluating Information

There are a range of different tools or criteria you can use for evaluating sources and which one you use depends on the type of information. Use the menu on the left side to navigate to the type of infomration you need to evaluate and they'll be suggestions of what tools are avialable to help you.

Tools suggested throughout this guide include:

  • The CRAP evaulation tool will help you consider if your source is appropiate for your need. It uses the following four things:
    • Currency
    • Reliability
    • Authority
    • Purpose 
  • You can check and see if an article is Peer Reviewed
  • The SIFT Method o the Four Moves. This tool describes four things to do when looking at a source: Stop, Investigate the source, Find better coverage and Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.
  • Critical Reading
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Looking for Bias
  • Evaluating Grey Literature
  • Evaluating Data

Ebook collections

See more tips on finding and using eBooks.

Library databases

See all Education and Teaching or Information and Library Studies databases.

Need some help with understanding how to use Library databases? See our Database Help Guide.


Professional organisations

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

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