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Library Assignment


In the Beyond Google Library Assignment, you will learn new ways to think about information by responding to questions and viewing two short videos.

In this assignment, you will:

  • Share your Research Question

  • Find a Source

  • Learn about Lateral Reading - a strategy to evaluate information critically

Complete this assignment in one sitting in order to save your work.


Many thanks to the fabulous librarians at University of Washington Libraries & Stanford History Education Group for creating such great videos and information as well as sharing it freely. Deep gratitude for Jennifer Masunaga for for sharing her lesson plan and worksheet which we modified slightly. Thank you!

Eisen, Ana. "Research is a Process." Research 101, University of Washington Libraries, 2018,

Masunaga, Jennifer. "Evaluating Online Sources with Lateral Reading." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2021.

Stanford History Education Group. "Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading." COR (Civic Online Reasoning), YouTube, 2020,


This series is based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education