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Navigating the Library Online 

www.dpcdsb.org/AUGST/learning  
Google: ​St. Augustine Brampton​; select ​Learning​ ​as your subpage 

 
 

Think Critically about the Sources YOU Choose to Use ​. 


creator ~ credible ~ reliable ~ accuracy ~ viewpoints ~ search terms ~ relevant ~ quote ~ reference ~ pattern 
   
Search and Select:​ ​‘Learning’ page on the school’s site:
 

❏ Broaden and narrow search terms for relevant results 


❏ Look in the URL/domain name for credible elements 
❏ Use multiple entry points - see ‘Learning’ page → → → 
 

Verify​: 
 

❏ Check that author/creator is ​qualified​ in their field 


❏ Check publisher’s ​background​ ​(in ‘About’, Google them) 
❏ Consider publisher’s ​motive 
❏ Ensure author ​cites​ ​their​ sources, which are reliable 
❏ Crosscheck​ key information for accuracy 
 

Learn​: 
 

❏ Raise ​questions ​in your mind continuously as you progress 


❏ Search to find​ ​answers​ (adjusting your search terms) 
❏ Seek out sources with different viewpoints 
 

Keep Notes:  

❏ Establish a pattern for making your notes 


❏ Copy each source link or brief reference 
❏ Record information in your own words; quote as needed 
❏ Show your thinking​ (highlight, bold, circle, arrange, chart …) 
❏ Mention the value of key source(s) 
 
 
 
Reading Practice: 
1. Discuss the words listed in italics below the ​Think Critically​ title.  
Search ​for and ​circle ​each of those words in the content herein. 
2. Checkmark​ ​at least​ one box under each of the 4 subheadings. Each checkmark should be something you ​will​ pay attention to, when 
selecting your sources. 
3. What is something that you do to ensure a post, image, or story is reliable? 
4. Complete activities and view tutorials, starting with the game “FakeOut”, found at ​www.newswise.ca