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Black Lives Matter. The SVA Library has created this guide to support information-seeking during the time of international antiracism & anti-police brutality protests following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. This is a living document, which means we will continue to edit this guide over time and as resources change. Although we will be monitoring these resources, as with all information, use your critical thinking skills to determine the relevance, accuracy, and authority of each resource. Many of the websites linked to from this guide are also living documents, and may change if their owners edit them. For more on the topic of Black Feminism, check out our Black Feminism resource guide.

Being a Critical Thinker

It is important to think critically about the information you come across every day, and especially in times like these when information is being created, published / posted, and changed quickly as we all try to keep up with currently developing events. Here are some tips you can use for evaluating the accuracy of information:

  • Check the date. Is it relevant? Things are moving quickly. Something posted even a couple days earlier may no longer be accurate.
  • Check the source. Who wrote it? Can you learn anything about them & what their biases might be?
  • Read the entire article. Headlines are meant to attract your attention & can be intentionally misleading.
  • Check your own bias. Are your beliefs affecting your search for information?
  • If you have any questions about a resource, contact us at library@sva.edu and we will think through it together.

This poster was created by the International Federation of Library Associations and is available to download from their site in over 50 different languages: