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Choosing  Reliable  Websites
Think for a minute… <ul><li>What do you need in a good Internet site? </li></ul><ul><li>Are all Internet sites real? </li>...
To believe or not to believe… <ul><li>http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/biomes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ht...
Questions to ask <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who says?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the author   </li></ul...
Authority <ul><li>Anyone can be an author on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.martinlutherking.org/ </li></ul>
Questions to ask <ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information biased?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think ab...
Questions to ask <ul><li>Authenticity  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information authentic?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kno...
Questions to ask <ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information current?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does...
Items to consider <ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing date provided </li></ul><ul><li>Cite your sources </...
What does the URL mean? <ul><li>.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Government website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually a go...
What does the URL mean? <ul><li>.mil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Military site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Searching <ul><li>Boolean Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotation Marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find the exact ph...
Sources <ul><ul><li>Barker, J. Basic Search Tips and Advanced Boolean Explains. Retrieved October 25, 2009, from  http://w...
<ul><li>Questions???? </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: 787student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. Choosing Reliable Websites
  2. 2. Think for a minute… <ul><li>What do you need in a good Internet site? </li></ul><ul><li>Are all Internet sites real? </li></ul>
  3. 3. To believe or not to believe… <ul><li>http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/biomes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldbiomes.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions to ask <ul><li>Authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who says? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who created this information and why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What knowledge or skills do they have in the area? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is he or she stating fact or opinion? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What else has this author written? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Authority <ul><li>Anyone can be an author on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.martinlutherking.org/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questions to ask <ul><li>Objectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information biased? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about perspective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information objective or subjective? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it full of fact or opinion? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does it reflect bias? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Questions to ask <ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information authentic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where does the information originate? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information from an established organization? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Has the information been reviewed by others? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is a bibliography provided citing the sources used? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Questions to ask <ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the information current? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does the page provide information about specific dates of information? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does currency of information matter with your particular topic? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How current are the sources or links? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Items to consider <ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing date provided </li></ul><ul><li>Cite your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANYONE can add information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is a good STARTING point </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What does the URL mean? <ul><li>.gov </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Government website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually a good site to choose </li></ul></ul><ul><li>.edu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher education sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable sources </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What does the URL mean? <ul><li>.mil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Military site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious, charitable, or a lobby group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>com & .net </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Service Provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Site </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Searching <ul><li>Boolean Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotation Marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find the exact phrase </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results will include both words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results will contain at least one of the words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results will not contain the specific word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“Greenhouse not CO2” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Sources <ul><ul><li>Barker, J. Basic Search Tips and Advanced Boolean Explains. Retrieved October 25, 2009, from http://www.lib. berkeley . edu / TeachingLib /Guides/Internet/Boolean. pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating Internet Resources. (2007). Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis. Retrieved September 8, 2009, from http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic32.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating Web Sites. (2009). Lesley University. Retrieved September 8, 2009, from http://www.lesley.edu/library/guides/research/evaluating_web.html#purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Biomes. (2000). Worldbiomes.com Retrieved September 8, 2009, from http://www.worldbiomes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zapato, L. (2008, December 23). Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie. Retrieved September 8, 2009, from http://zapatopi.net/afdb/ </li></ul></ul>~
  14. 14. <ul><li>Questions???? </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: 787student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: student </li></ul></ul>
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