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  • 1. SEARCH, EVALUATE,CITE How to Research Anything . . . Plus CRAP Detection Benton Library Media Center Created by Melissa Corey Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 2. FOLLOW ALONG bentonlibrary.org -> LibGuides -> Social Studies LibGuides Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 3. 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 Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 4. SEARCH OPTIONS WORLD HISTORY A database focused exclusively on history and social studies SWEETSEARCH Like Google, but better. Pre- screened, accurate links. POWERSEARCH Search all of the library’s databases . . . at once. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 5. NOT SURE WHAT TO SEARCH? http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/nashhistory Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 6. EVALUATE THE C.R.A.P. CURRENCY RELIABILITY AUTHORITY PURPOSE Images: “TP” by bathroomdiva via Flickr under a CC-license. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 7. 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. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 8. 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. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 9. 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. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 10. 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. Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 11. TRY IT YOURSELF Do a Google search and evaluate the CRAP CURRENCY RELIABILITY AUTHORITY PURPOSE Monday, October 11, 2010
  • 12. AVOID PLAGIARISM Monday, October 11, 2010
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  • 17. CITING YOUR SOURCES bentonlibrary.org Monday, October 11, 2010