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Activity 1

Below are three sources that present information about rapid HIV tests. One article is rather long. Consider skimming this article, pay attention to the introduction, conclusion, and references. You will be prompted to log in to the library database with your UNH credentials.

For this in-class activity do the following:

1. Read the source that was assigned to you.

2. Consider the following: 

  • What is the primary goal or intention of this genre?
  • What limits or rules apply to this genre? 
  • Who can or cannot use this genre?
  • Who can or cannot publish in this genre?
  • Does this genre prevent certain voices from being heard?
  • In what other situations can this genre be helpful?
  • What values and beliefs are expressed through this genre?
  • What do you know about the credibility of each author?
  • What type of source is it?

Bonus question: Does the way this genre is used have political or ethical consequences?

1. Rapid HIV Testing in the Dental Office

2. Oral Rapid HIV Testing: Implementation Experiences of Dental Hygiene Faculty and Students 

3. People Living with HIV Stigma


PROVEN source evaluation tool

Activity 2

1. Review the following to learn more about the UNH Library Search Box

  • UNH Manchester Search Box LibGuide
  • Watch video at the bottom of this page.

2. Consider the following:

  • Who is this for?
  • When should it be used?
  • What is contained within this database?
  • How are these records organized?


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