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SEARCH, EVALUATE,CITE


    . . . Plus CRAP Detection



    Benton Library Media Center
    Created by Melissa Corey
Tues...
RESEARCH IS SIMPLE . . . RIGHT?

             SEARCH


                           EVALUATE

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EVALUATE . . . THE C.R.A.P. TEST

                 CURRENCY
                 RELIABILITY

                 AUTHORITY

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CURRENCY
                                                   Is the information up-to-date?

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RELIABILITY
                                   Is the information verifiable elsewhere?

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AUTHORITY
                                        Is the website backed by experts?
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PURPOSE
                                                                    Is the website commerical
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TRY IT YOURSELF
                  Use the links provided to evaluate the C.R.A.P.


                CURRENCY
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HOW TO CITE . . .YOUR SOURCES
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Keith: Crap Detection
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  1. 1. SEARCH, EVALUATE,CITE . . . Plus CRAP Detection Benton Library Media Center Created by Melissa Corey Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  2. 2. RESEARCH IS SIMPLE . . . RIGHT? SEARCH EVALUATE CITE Images: “MacBook light shift” by goobimama via Flickr, CC-licensed “Goed Zoekveld” by Bart van Biezen via Flickr, CC-licensed “Closeup of an opened dictionary” by zehfernando via Flickr, CC-licensed Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  3. 3. SEARCH . . . TWO OPTIONS bentonlibrary.org OR Google Images: “New Google Favicon High Resolution” by Tiger Pixel via Flickr under a CC-license. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  4. 4. EVALUATE . . . THE C.R.A.P. TEST CURRENCY RELIABILITY AUTHORITY PURPOSE Images: “TP” by bathroomdiva via Flickr under a CC-license. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  5. 5. CURRENCY 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. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  6. 6. RELIABILITY 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. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  7. 7. AUTHORITY Is the website backed by experts? Can you determine the authors of the website? Is there an organization backing the website? Image: “Man vs. Power” by theqspeaks via Flickr under a CC-license. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  8. 8. PURPOSE Is the website commerical or non-commercial? Is there a clear bias for a single viewpoint? Is the information presented objectively (when needed)? Image: “dot com” by Thomas Hawk via Flickr under a CC-license. “Load or unload” by Pulpolux !!! via Flickr under a CC-license. Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  9. 9. TRY IT YOURSELF Use the links provided to evaluate the C.R.A.P. CURRENCY RELIABILITY AUTHORITY PURPOSE Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  10. 10. HOW TO CITE . . .YOUR SOURCES bentonlibrary.org bentonlibrary.org Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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