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This guide serves as a landing page for all things IF I APPLY. You will find files, lesson plans, publications, citations, praise and more. Thanks for visiting! Users are permitted to use and modify this content at their discretion. This content is CC BY-



Published citations

Phillips, K., Roles, E., & Thomas, S. IF I APPLY: a New Recipe for Critical Source Evaluation. The Critical Thinking about Sources Cookbook. Association of College and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL. 2020.

Phillips, K., Roles, E., & Thomas, S. (2019). Navigating the Information Ecosystem: Getting Personal with Source Evaluation, IF I APPLY. In B. Steiz (Ed.) LOEX Annual Conference 2019. Minneapolis, MN.

Meet the creators

Eryn Roles, Research and Instruction Librarian,

English, Digital Humanities, Appalachian Studies

Marshall University,,@ErynMcRolesKee


Kathleen Phillips, Nursing & Allied Health Liaison Librarian,

Nursing, Health Policy & Administration,

Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse,

Penn State University,, @724PhillipsK

Sabrina Thomas, Research and Instruction Librarian

 Art, Communications, Women's Studies

Marshall University, @tho4