F&M College Library

CNX 193: Performing Bodies


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will become familiar with Google search results to determine what sorts of sources appear in popular search engines.

  • Students will discuss the difference between scholarly and popular sources to determine characteristics of credible resources.

  • Students will locate and assess credible resources to determine what they can use in their research.


Lesson Outline:

1. Introduction: (5 min)


2. Discussion (5 min)

  • What is the difference between a scholarly and popular source?

  • What are the elements of scholarly sources? What is peer review?

  • How does Google return results?

  • How do library databases return results?


3. Google Search: “Weimar Republic America" (15-20 minutes)‚Äč

Discussion: What are ways you can guarantee you are finding credible sources?


4. Google Search Conrad Veidt (5-10 min)

  • Discuss Wikipedia


5. Closing: (Less than 5 Minutes)