How to find good information on the internet and cite it in your paper
Click on “Links for Students”
Citation Machine and Texshare Databases are just a click away! Texshare username and password: DATA2518 ELLIS
<ul><li>Now that you know how to get to a search engine, we need to learn how to search in a way that will give you TONS o...
Use quotation marks to search for phrases.  Below are two Google searches: down syndrome  40,600,000  results  “down syndr...
Be careful to not be too broad:  down syndrome  40,600,000  results   Or too narrow: “parent help with communication skill...
Change search terms and use synonyms: “parent help” “communication skills” children “down syndrome” OR “down syndrome” com...
Authority <ul><li>Is everything on the internet accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul><ul><li>How do you check a websi...
How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Check the   domain : </li></ul><ul><li>.com = commercial website.  Trust info f...
How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Does the site look professional?  Should these websites be used for research?  ...
How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Is there an author for the page or article? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a na...
Look at each of these websites and decide if they should be used for research <ul><li>Women and AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Wor...
Citing webpages <ul><li>Miller, Jon and Peggy Rosin. “Improving Communication Skills: Research to Practice.” National Down...
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How to find good information on the internet and cite it 1

  1. 1. How to find good information on the internet and cite it in your paper
  2. 2. Click on “Links for Students”
  3. 3. Citation Machine and Texshare Databases are just a click away! Texshare username and password: DATA2518 ELLIS
  4. 4. <ul><li>Now that you know how to get to a search engine, we need to learn how to search in a way that will give you TONS of useful information! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use quotation marks to search for phrases. Below are two Google searches: down syndrome 40,600,000 results “down syndrome” 6,040,000 results Quotation marks
  6. 6. Be careful to not be too broad: down syndrome 40,600,000 results Or too narrow: “parent help with communication skills of children with down syndrome” 0 results Narrow or broaden your search
  7. 7. Change search terms and use synonyms: “parent help” “communication skills” children “down syndrome” OR “down syndrome” communicate child parents
  8. 8. Authority <ul><li>Is everything on the internet accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul><ul><li>How do you check a website’s authority? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Check the domain : </li></ul><ul><li>.com = commercial website. Trust info from companies that you know are trustworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>.org = non-profit organization. Trust info from organizations that you know are trustworthy. </li></ul><ul><li>.gov = US government site. Always trust the info on these pages. </li></ul><ul><li>.k12.[state].us = school district. Trust info if it’s a teacher page but not if it’s a student page. </li></ul><ul><li>.edu = college or university. Trust info if it’s a teacher page but not if it’s a student page. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Does the site look professional? Should these websites be used for research? Click the yellow links. </li></ul><ul><li>Cloning </li></ul><ul><li>Quilts </li></ul><ul><li>Whose web site is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-- A person? Have you heard of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- A company? Have you heard of them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-- A school? Should this website be used for research? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How to check a website’s authority <ul><li>Is there an author for the page or article? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a name signed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are any credentials listed for the author? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the author have anything else published? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are sources cited? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information consistent with other sources you’ve seen? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there misspellings? Don’t trust websites that can’t spell! </li></ul><ul><li>How old is the webpage or website? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Look at each of these websites and decide if they should be used for research <ul><li>Women and AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>World Trade Organization (WTO) </li></ul><ul><li>World Trade Organization (GATT) </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Cloning </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>Don’t use Wikipedia! Anyone can change the info on their pages.
  13. 13. Citing webpages <ul><li>Miller, Jon and Peggy Rosin. “Improving Communication Skills: Research to Practice.” National Down Syndrome Society. 2006. National Down Syndrome Society. 27 Mar. 2006 <http://www.ndss.org> </li></ul>

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