Issues in
                    Latin America
          Internet vs. Databases




                     Benton Library Media...
LET’S TRY GOOGLE!
                                   google.com




Wednesday, October 28, 2009
EVALUATING INFORMATION




  “Wrong”                           “Right”
 Information                     Information




We...
EVALUATING THE INTERNET




Wednesday, October 28, 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 ...
HOW TO USE GOOGLE
                               ADVANCED SEARCH
                                    google.com




Wednes...
WHAT IS A DATABASE?
                              search engine for printed publications
       scholarly journals        ...
DATABASES vs THE INTERNET
               academic content                                                                 ...
bentonmediacenter.ning.com




Wednesday, October 28, 2009
NEED A PASSWORD?
                              usually either “sjsd” or “benton”




          click on the image of keys
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  1. 1. Issues in Latin America Internet vs. Databases Benton Library Media Center Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  2. 2. LET’S TRY GOOGLE! google.com Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  3. 3. EVALUATING INFORMATION “Wrong” “Right” Information Information Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  4. 4. EVALUATING THE INTERNET Wednesday, October 28, 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. Wednesday, October 28, 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. Wednesday, October 28, 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. Wednesday, October 28, 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. Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  9. 9. HOW TO USE GOOGLE ADVANCED SEARCH google.com Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  10. 10. WHAT IS A DATABASE? search engine for printed publications scholarly journals popular magazines newspapers other content Wednesday, October 28, 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. Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  12. 12. bentonmediacenter.ning.com Wednesday, October 28, 2009
  13. 13. NEED A PASSWORD? usually either “sjsd” or “benton” click on the image of keys password to the file: bentonlibrary Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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