Source Evaluation

Information Literacy Guidelines for History Undergraduates. History Section. Reference and User Services. American Library Association.

Designed by history librarians, these guidelines address information literacy skills necessary for undergraduate history majors. Skills include the ability to identify, define, discover, evaluate, search, evaluate and ethically use and gather primary and secondary materials. 

History Discipline Core from Turning Project. American Historical Association. Description of “skills, knowledge and habits of mind” history students should learn in history course.

Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy. Society of American Archivists

Discuss analytical, ethical, theoretical, and practical concepts that history students should understand for primary source literacy. In addition, there are 5 learning objectives listed: Conceptualize; Find and Access; Read, Understand, and Summarize; Interpret, Analyze, and Evaluate; and Use and Incorporate.