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SEARCH, EVALUATE,CITE

    How to Research Anything
    . . . Plus CRAP Detection



    Benton Library Media Center
    C...
FOLLOW ALONG
bentonlibrary.org -> LibGuides -> Social Studies LibGuides




Monday, October 11, 2010
RESEARCH IS SIMPLE . . . RIGHT?

             SEARCH


                           EVALUATE


                             ...
SEARCH OPTIONS
       WORLD HISTORY
    A database focused exclusively on
        history and social studies

            ...
NOT SURE WHAT TO SEARCH?
                           http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/nashhistory




Monday, October 11, 2010
EVALUATE THE C.R.A.P.

                 CURRENCY
                 RELIABILITY

                 AUTHORITY

               ...
CURRENCY
                                                   Is the information up-to-date?

                              ...
RELIABILITY
                                   Is the information verifiable elsewhere?

                                  ...
AUTHORITY
                                        Is the website backed by experts?
                                      ...
PURPOSE
                                                                    Is the website commerical
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TRY IT YOURSELF
                      Do a Google search and evaluate the CRAP


                CURRENCY
                ...
AVOID PLAGIARISM




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CITING YOUR SOURCES
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  1. 1. SEARCH, EVALUATE,CITE How to Research Anything . . . Plus CRAP Detection Benton Library Media Center Created by Melissa Corey Monday, October 11, 2010
  2. 2. FOLLOW ALONG bentonlibrary.org -> LibGuides -> Social Studies LibGuides Monday, October 11, 2010
  3. 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. 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. 5. NOT SURE WHAT TO SEARCH? http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/nashhistory Monday, October 11, 2010
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. TRY IT YOURSELF Do a Google search and evaluate the CRAP CURRENCY RELIABILITY AUTHORITY PURPOSE Monday, October 11, 2010
  12. 12. AVOID PLAGIARISM Monday, October 11, 2010
  13. 13. AVOID PLAGIARISM paste & ’t c opy don Monday, October 11, 2010
  14. 14. AVOID PLAGIARISM paste & ’t c opy don put i t you r ow n wo rds Monday, October 11, 2010
  15. 15. AVOID PLAGIARISM paste & ’t c opy don put i ces t you our r ow your s n wo rds c ite Monday, October 11, 2010
  16. 16. AVOID PLAGIARISM q paste uote large & ’t c opy of te chun ks don xt put i ces t you our r ow your s n wo rds c ite Monday, October 11, 2010
  17. 17. CITING YOUR SOURCES bentonlibrary.org Monday, October 11, 2010
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