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Social Issues & Activism: Library Assignment for June 7th

Kimberly Braasch


When you use articles from library article databases you are likely to find many credible sources on every day resistance and social activism that would be appropriate for a college level research paper/project.

However, when you search the web, you need to think very critically about the sources you find!

This Assignment gives you a chance to hone your skills at evaluating articles you might find on the web. You will work together in small groups of two or three. It's fine to talk with each other out loud!

Please take 45 minutes to do this assignment well.

The Assignment

Step 1. Take several minutes to carefully read Evaluating Web Pages.

Step 2. Read the article that you and your partner have been assigned.

Step 3. Working together to discuss each assignment question, each person in your group writes his/her answers on the yellow handout. 

Step 4. Each group member submits the completed assignment to Prof. B by the end of class. 

Step 3: Complete the Yellow Handout


Prof. Kimberly Braasch, June 7, 2018












Please enter your name and email address

First name


Last name









Evaluate one article or webpage by providing the following information about each:


Title of the web page or article; if it is a web page, also include the URL (link).






Who is the author? What is his/her background and/or point-of-view?

What education or experience do they have that is related to the topic of the page?

Is he/she credible? (If there are multiple authors, just check the first author)











If it is a web page, what is the name of the website or organization that the page is part of?


If it is an article, what is the name of the publication (magazine, journal or newspaper)?






Is it a non-profit organization, a magazine, newspaper, academic journal, governmental organization, educational institution, professional organization or a commercial website? 





What is the purpose and/or point-of-view of the publication, organization or website? 

(Do not describe the purpose and/or point-of-view of the specific page or article.)








Does the text show depth of research, does it contain documentation or support for the information provided or is it purely an opinion piece? Write a short paragraph explaining:








Would this be a good source to use for your research paper for this class?


Explain why or why not: