Evaluating Information
               Internet vs. Databases




                     Benton Library Media Center
Monday, ...
EVALUATING INFORMATION




  “Wrong”                           “Right”
 Information                     Information




Mo...
EVALUATING THE INTERNET




Monday, September 7, 2009
Is the website backed by experts?

                                                                     Can you determine ...
Is the information verifiable elsewhere?

                                                                                 ...
Is the information up-to-date?

                                                                                          ...
Is the information comprehensive?

                                                                      Is there a clear ...
Are Google and Wikipedia okay?




    Images: “New Google Favicon High Resolution” by Tiger Pixel via Flickr under a CC-l...
WHAT IS A DATABASE?
                            search engine for printed publications
       scholarly journals          ...
DATABASES vs THE INTERNET
               academic content                                                                 ...
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Evaluating Information - T. Allen

  1. 1. Evaluating Information Internet vs. Databases Benton Library Media Center Monday, September 7, 2009
  2. 2. EVALUATING INFORMATION “Wrong” “Right” Information Information Monday, September 7, 2009
  3. 3. EVALUATING THE INTERNET Monday, September 7, 2009
  4. 4. Is the website backed by experts? Can you determine the authors of the website? Is the website commerical or non-commercial? Image: “dot com” by Thomas Hawk via Flickr under a CC-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  5. 5. Is the information verifiable elsewhere? Is the information backed by sources? Is the information relevant to your topic? Images: “IT everywhere #31” by Paul the Wine Guy via Flickr under a CC-license. “Smack in the middle” by ogimogi via Flickr under a CC-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  6. 6. Is the information up-to-date? Does the website present new information? Can you tell when the information was published? Images: “#1 New MacBook” by Mikael Miettinen via Flickr under a CC-license. “2009-07-09 What Day Is It?” by RG of CS-taking a bit of a break via Flickr under a CC-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  7. 7. Is the information comprehensive? Is there a clear bias for a single viewpoint? Is the information presented objectively (when needed)? Images: “Chain” by waffler via Flickr under a CC-license. “Load or unload” by Pulpolux !!! via Flickr under a CC-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  8. 8. Are Google and Wikipedia okay? Images: “New Google Favicon High Resolution” by Tiger Pixel via Flickr under a CC-license. “Size of English Wikipedia” by Nikola Smolenski via Wikipedia under a GNU-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  9. 9. WHAT IS A DATABASE? search engine for printed publications scholarly journals popular magazines newspapers other content Monday, September 7, 2009
  10. 10. DATABASES vs THE INTERNET academic content varied content VS updated daily updated irregularly VS peer reviewing little or no reviewing of articles of websites PEER REVIEW VS Images: “049”, “Fresh from the Still”, “question mark ?”, “What ?” , “Question mark” via Flickr, under a CC-license. Monday, September 7, 2009
  11. 11. bentonmediacenter.ning.com Monday, September 7, 2009
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