F&M College Library

CNX 290: The Wall, A Cultural Examination of Borders


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. Evaluating Activity


4. Closing: (Less than 5 Minutes)