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Lateral Reading and Container Collapse

Sources for Instructors

What is Container Collapse?

Buhler, Amy G., Ixchel M. Faniel, et al. “Container Collapse and the Information Remix: Students’ Evaluations of Scientific Research Recast in Scholarly vs. Popular Sources.” Proceedings of the ACRL Conference 2019, 2019,

Buhler, Amy G., Tara T. Cataldo, et al. “Container Collapse: Student Search Choices and Implications for Information Interventions.” American Association of School Librarians (AASL) at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, 22 June 2019, Washington, D.C., University of Florida Institutional Repository, 2019, Conference Presentation,

Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, PhD. “What Is ‘Container Collapse’ and Why Should Librarians and Teachers Care?” Next, OCLC, 29 May 2019,

Cyr, Christopher, et al. “Backgrounds and Behaviors: Which Students Successfully Identify Online Resources in the Face of Container Collapse.” First Monday, 2021,

Francke, Helena, and Olof Sundin. “Format Agnostics or Format Believers? How Students in High School Use Genre to Assess Credibility.” Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 46, no. 1, 2009, pp. 1–7,


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