[Libs-Or] Summary to Q: Is there a reader guide on How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources?

Laura Orr laurathelawlib at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 09:48:52 PDT 2020


I list below the evaluation resources sent to me. I include a brief title
and a URL. Sometimes I found a shorter URL than the one sent to me and in
some cases I added a TinyURL link. Feel free to use these in your own
guides, tip sheets, website, blogs, etc.

I added some additional bibliographic info in case the links break and you
need to find new ones.

There is a wide variety of guides that would serve different ages and types
of audiences.

Many, many thanks to all who sent suggestions!: Jen Maurer, Arlene Weible,
Donna Cohen, Michele Spatz, Greta Bergquist, Penny Hummel, Bonnie
Brzozowsk, Meredith Farkas

Please let me know if I missed your email or if you have additional
contributions. I put an edited version of this list on the Oregon Legal
Research blog:


*THE LIST so far: *How to Evaluate Covid-19 Resources: Evaluating the Good,
Bad, Puzzling, Undated, Outdated, Rumor, Official, Unofficial, and the
Profiteering Resource:

*National Network of Libraries of Medicine:*

And, NLM/NNLM’s health website for consumers, MedlinePlus:

*Caulfield SIFT Model:*
More than one person mentioned the influence of Mike Caulfield's SIFT model
when creating evaluation guides:
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/tskkdqm
See also: PCC Library’s “2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)”:

“Professor Mike Caulfield from WSU Vancouver stresses that people should
use the journalist’s fact checking approach, or lateral reading, instead of
approaches often taught in schools and colleges, like TRAAP/CRAAP and
RADCAB. His latest iteration is the SIFT method. Here are a few links.”


And, Caulfied’s open access ebook, which is licensed under Creative Commons:

*Politifact Article and Guide:*
Article: 7 Ways to Avoid Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic at
TinyUrl: https://tinyurl.com/rw6tshj

Tip sheet / guide (linked to in the above article):
PolitiFact: MisInformation Handbook: Epidemics:
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/sgh2vr5

*First Draft single page tip sheet and article:*
Tip Sheet: Don’t Get Tricked by Online Misinformation (First Draft):
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/w6gq644

Article: The 6 Types of Coronavirus Misinformation to Watch Out For at
First Draft News:
See also their page: https://firstdraftnews.org/latest/

*Stanford History Education Group (SHEG):*
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/rltloco

*Podcast: On the Media*: from their March 27, 2020 program, Playing The
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/qm4s2a2

*Programming Librarian (ALA):*
The Facts: Fighting Fake News in the Pandemic:

Infographic from IFLA (multiple languages):

*WHO (World Health Organization):*
Another source that is official is the mythbusters site from WHO:
TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/r4wnxbd

*END*, list updated by Laura Orr, 4/1/2020

My original Libs-Or question:

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:08 PM Laura Orr <laurathelawlib at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings:
> Have any of you come across any good reader guides on How to Evaluate
> Covid-19 Websites and Resources?
> Our neighborhood (and city and state) social media is filling up with
> lists and recommendations of and links to articles, websites, etc., most
> with little attention paid to the source or currency of the information.
> I've looked at a few of the Resources for Librarians, but haven't seen
> anything that meets my needs. Some have come close, e.g. warnings about
> c-19 misinformation, but not quite what I need or have in mind.
> I think I'm looking for something like the simple 1 or 2 page handouts on
> How to Evaluate a Wikipedia Article or How to Evaluate a News Source.
> It also needs to be something that is on a reliable / official
> source webpage, so I can link to it from a website, NextDoor, Twitter, etc.
> I have been looking at the excellent info at the State Library of Oregon,
> but maybe I've missed something in the wealth of resources listed there:
> https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus/home
> I could make my own but I suspect someone has already created one and I
> don't need to reinvent the wheel. I have started compiling a list of
> reliable and official resources that I share with neighbors, but that's
> still unofficial. (I am willing to share if anyone wants to combine lists.)
> Many thanks!
> Laura
> Laura Orr, JD, MLS
> Legal research and public law library consultant
> Email: laurathelawlib at gmail.com
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-orr-877b888
> Oregon Legal Research: http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
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