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Issues in Scholarly Communication

We know that students prefer to use Google, Google Scholar, and other Open access resources to find research. Because of this,"...we need to teach students about academic publishing so they understand the complexities and economic factors of information, the 'behind the scenes' of how technology creates access to free and fee-based information, and to go beyond the 'mechanics and procedures' of retrieving information to how scholarly information is 'created, vetted, and accessed' in today's environment" (Nelson & Huffman, 2015, p. 175).

Evaluation that doesn't work

  • C.R.A.P test - Currency, Reliability, Authority, Purpose
  • A.C.U.R.A. - Authoritative, Currency, Unbiased, Relevant, Accuracy

Maybe this could work? What do you think?