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The Truth Of The Internet


Research orientation for information literacy and library skills

Research orientation for information literacy and library skills

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  • 1. The Truth of the Internet An introduction to web-based research
  • 2. Why not use these websites?
    • Web sites can be created by anyone, even governments
      • created by the SEC
    • Obvious bias will distort data, like this:
  • 3. Validate Sources
    • Use
    • Identify bias and POV
    • If the same information can be found on at least 4 other valid data sources, then your new find is likely to be accurate.
    • Use a published, edited source like a …book!
  • 4. Wikipedia – Friend or Foe?
    • Why not use wikipedia?
      • Vandalism
      • Unknown editors
      • “ To critics of Wikipedia--which, in a spin on the open-source model, lets anyone create and edit entries--the news was further proof that the service has no accountability and no place in the world of serious information gathering.” ( Growing Pains for Wikipedia , cnet news, , accessed January 15, 2008)
        • Defamation of character: Political aide of Robert Kennedy was accused of plotting the assassination was actually false
    See quote
  • 5. Cite all sources
    • What must be cited?
      • All photos, articles, journals, blogs, wikis
    • Use for MLA citation
    • At least do the minimum,
      • Name of article/webpage, URL, date accessed
  • 6. So now what? What web sources can I use in research?
    • Consolidated Databases
    • Verifiable websites
    • Online news sources
    • Online web journals (medical, science, etc)
    • ALL government websites (.gov)
  • 7. Search Engines
    • will cluster results for easier information processing
    • will navigate and locate the best resources on the web and categorize hits
  • 8. Use these tricks…
    • Identify keywords in your topic before heading to the Internet
    • Add quotes around your keyword(s) search
    • Use host:edu, host:gov commands to narrow hits to those of the edu and gov domains