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Finding Business Information

  1. 1. Business Information Internet vs. Databases Benton Library Media Center Thursday, October 1, 2009
  2. 2. LET’S TRY GOOGLE! google.com Thursday, October 1, 2009
  3. 3. EVALUATING INFORMATION “Wrong” “Right” Information Information Thursday, October 1, 2009
  4. 4. EVALUATING THE INTERNET Thursday, October 1, 2009
  5. 5. 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. Thursday, October 1, 2009
  6. 6. 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. Thursday, October 1, 2009
  7. 7. 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. Thursday, October 1, 2009
  8. 8. 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. Thursday, October 1, 2009
  9. 9. HOW TO USE GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH google.com Thursday, October 1, 2009
  10. 10. WHAT IS A DATABASE? search engine for printed publications scholarly journals popular magazines newspapers other content Thursday, October 1, 2009
  11. 11. 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. Thursday, October 1, 2009
  12. 12. bentonmediacenter.ning.com Thursday, October 1, 2009
  13. 13. NEED A PASSWORD? click on the image of keys password: bentonlibrary Thursday, October 1, 2009

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