Can I trust this source no tree oct

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Can I trust this source no tree oct

  1. 1. Ms. Doyle, Librarian
  2. 2. •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.)Image Attibution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  3. 3. When should you useWikipedia? Thumbs up orthumbs down:3.To get a quick overview ofyour research topic?5.As the main source ofinformation for yourresearch paper?7.When reading about a popculture topic of personalinterest?9.When making an importantdecision about your health?11.To see what sources thearticle’s author’s used?Image Attribution:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/
  4. 4. What do you think of these sites?Wikipedia CNNYahoo Answers Gale PowerSearchThe New York Times Printed bookThe World Book Personal websiteEncyclopedia
  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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