New information paths
It’s all too easy, as teacher or as librarian, to compartmentalize information sources by medium. Just 15 short years ago, the web still in it’s adolescence, we actively taught to compare mediums, emphasizing the superior reliability of print sources. But as the web has matured and grown, and as digital technologies have emerged and been embraced by traditional publishers, professionals need to not only allow but also encourage our students to examine new mediums for information. The LibGuide, Exploring New and Alternative Sources of Information, offers students a variety of mediums to explore, along with specific tips for evaluating credibility based on author and research behind information, rather than simply on the medium itself.