Can i trust this source LJHS

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Can i trust this source LJHS

  1. 1. Ms. Doyle, Librarian
  2. 2. 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.)
  3. 3. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ When should you use Wikipedia? Thumbs up or thumbs down: 1.To get a quick overview of your research topic? 2.As the main source of information for your research paper? 3.When reading about a pop culture topic of personal interest? 4.When making an important decision about your health? 5.To see what sources the article’s author’s used?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5.  Currency – is the information too old?  Relevance/coverage – does it tell you what you need to know?  Authority – who is the source of the information?  Accuracy – is the information true and reliable?  Purpose/objectivity – why does this site exist? Could it be biased?  Credit: The CRAAP acronym is from Meriam Library at California State University Chico.
  6. 6.  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)
  7. 7.  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

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