Reading laterally is the process of consulting third-party sources to help verify authority and reliability of the source.
Consult part 4, Read laterally, of Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.
- What “reading laterally means
- Evaluating authority
- Domain searches
- Finding a journal’s impact factor
- Check author expertise
- Thinking about research
- Finding high quality secondary sources
- Evaluating news sources
- News papers of record
Blog activity - Evaluate a site
- Select two websites from the list.
- Evaluate the reputations of the sites you selected by “reading laterally”
- Prepare a short blog post reporting your findings.
- Remember to tag or label your post using the course code: LiDA104
Activity - Expert or crank
- Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers