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Faculty Resources

Policies and procedures for faulty and adjuncts needing library resources or instruction.

Evaluate Your Sources

Librarians at IRSC teach students how to find AND evaluate information before using it as a trustworthy source for an assignment. Faculty can request instruction for students to teach them about these important information literacy skills. We teach students to evaluate all information based on the following criteria:

  • Currency (is the information up to date?)
  • Relevancy (is the information relevant to your topic/subject/assignment?)
  • Authority (is the author identified and have the proper credentials to make such claims?)
  • Bias (does the author/organization/publication have a stake in providing only one side of an argument?)

Search for Articles using Google Scholar

To add the FIND TEXT @ IRSC link to your search results, click the bars (also called a hamburger icon)Google Scholar Advanced Options in the top left then click Settings. Next, click on Library Links. Type in Indian River State College and click the magnifying glass and then place a checkmark in the box next to the results and click Save.