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IF I APPLY - a source evaluation tool: Home

This guide serves as a landing page for all things IF I APPLY. You will find files, lesson plans, publications, citations, praise and more. IF I APPLY © 2016 by Eryn Roles, Sabrina Thomas, Kathleen Phillips is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0


Sample lesson plans

Student work


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,

College of Liberal Arts and Honors College  Library Partner, Marshall University


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

College of Arts and Media and College of Health Professions Library Partner

Marshall University, @tho4