We asked students to identify the types of containers from which online information is taken. Information containers can be important, obviously, because they provide critical context when evaluating the quality of sources. One said:
“This one looks like a—wait, I can’t tell what that is, but it looks like a book.”
Wait. It… looks like a book? Let’s try again:
“Pretty sure it had an ISBN number. It’s an article. Oh, no, books usually have—well, you can download the entire book or download the chapter. So, I’m thinking it’s a book. And it doesn’t have the edition, but I kind of want to say it’s a book about this book.”
That’s closer, but we can do better.