Evaluating Web Resources

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Evaluating Web Resources

  1. 1. Evaluating Web Resources Benton Library Media Center Sunday, August 30, 2009
  2. 2. EVALUATING INFORMATION “Wrong” “Right” Information Information Sunday, August 30, 2009
  3. 3. Sunday, August 30, 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. Sunday, August 30, 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. Sunday, August 30, 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. Sunday, August 30, 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. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  8. 8. Are Google and Wikipedia okay? Images: “New Google Favicon High Resolution” by Tiger Pixel via Flickr under a CC-license. “hands wikipedia aussiegall” by nojhan via Flickr under a CC-license. Sunday, August 30, 2009
  9. 9. fccla.org Sunday, August 30, 2009
  10. 10. bentonmediacenter.ning.com Sunday, August 30, 2009

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