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  • 1. Ms. Doyle, Librarian
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  • 3. Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Evaluate information – think critically, use your common sense
    • Always compare multiple sources
    • Still not sure? Do some research on the site (snopes.com)
    • Always cite your sources (Citation Maker, Easybib.com, etc.)
  • 4.  
  • 5. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/
    • When should you use Wikipedia? Thumbs up or thumbs down:
    • To get a quick overview of your research topic?
    • As the main source of information for your research paper?
    • When reading about a pop culture topic of personal interest?
    • When making an important decision about your health?
    • To see what sources the article’s author’s used?
  • 6.
    • What do you think of these sites?
    • Wikipedia CNN
    • Yahoo Answers Gale PowerSearch
    • The New York Times Printed book
    • The World Book Personal website
    • Encyclopedia
  • 7.
    • C urrency – is the information too old?
    • R elevance/coverage – does it tell you what you need to know?
    • A uthority – who is the source of the information?
    • A ccuracy – is the information true and reliable?
    • P urpose/objectivity – why does this site exist? Could it be biased?
    • Credit: The CRAAP acronym is from Meriam Library at California State University Chico.
  • 8.
    • Lots of pop-up windows and other obnoxious ads
    • The author is trying to sell you something
    • The author wants to persuade you (make sure you find other points of view)
    • They make unrealistic promises (give us your bank account number and we’ll send you a million dollars)
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Go to the LOJ website, Library, Class Projects, and Can I Trust This Source?
    • Visit each of the 5 links. Use the CRAAP test to determine whether the site is trustworthy
    • Be prepared to explain why each site is or is not reliable