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Pandemics Past and Present

Source Literacy Lesson

Source Literacy Assignment

Submit one copy of this document. You should answer all the questions on that copy.


  • Identify different types of sources
  • Evaluate a source's usefulness for academic research

Group Activity

There are four sources linked below and labeled A, B, C, and D. 


As a group,

1. Skim through each source briefly.  

2. Discuss and note the unique features of each source and identify each source as one of the types listed below. Would you use this source in an academic assignment? Why or why not? Think about the criteria we use in TOECAP to answer this question.

3. Determine in what order you would consult these sources. 

4. Document the above on this document, also linked above.