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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 16

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Websites: Example 2 Continued

The second web site offers inaccurate and potentially dangerous information on anorexia nervosa.  The presentation of eating disorders as lifestyle choices that should be tolerated in a free society is bad enough for those who are simply engaged in academic research on the topic.  But imagine the damage that could be done if a young person with an eating disorder comes across a web site that validates her/his potentially dangerous eating habits and offers support and praise for what is essentially self-destructive behavior.

Fading Obsession

 

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