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    Evaluating Information Sources Evaluating Information Sources Presentation Transcript

    • EvaluatingInformation SourcesBy Ashley D’Andrea
    • Information LiteracyCompetency Standards
    • How College Students Evaluate andUse Information in the Digital AgeProject Information Literacy Progress Report 2010
    • Evaluation CriteriaCurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurposeMeriam Library, California StateUniversity. (2010). Evaluating information:Applying the CRAAP test.Retrieved June 6, 2013 from:http://www.csuchio.edu/lins/handouts/evalsites.html
    • Evaluating Web ContentScenario: I am part of the Practical Nursing programhere at Georgian College and I am writing a paper onthe relationship between metabolism and bodyweight. My instructor says I can use a variety ofsources, but wants us to have at least one credibleweb source….how can I tell what websites are ok toinclude in academic research papers?Apply the CRAAP test!
    • Google SearchKeywords: Metabolism and body weighthttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/- Metabolism and Weight Loss
    • Currency
    • Relevance
    • Authority
    • Authority
    • Accuracy
    • Accuracy
    • Purpose
    • ChecklistCurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurposeDetermine through criticalevaluation (CRAAP test)that the web content meetsall the specified criteriaand is therefore a crediblesource
    • Presented to you by:Ashley D’AndreaMaster’s of Library and Information ScienceB.A. Media, Information and Techno-Cultureashley.dandrea@gmail.comFor further resources, visithttp://library.georgianc.on.ca/http://www.ala.org/acrl/standardshttp://www.studygs.net/evaluate.htm