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  • Credible Sources of Info in Web2.0- A Reflection by Pray
  • Problem with Search Engine like Google and Yahoo
    • Do not distinguish between academic and personal source
    • Search only key words or phrases and returns result.
    • Since anyone can post/edit anything in Wiki, it is not a reliable source; so is the most blogs and forums in the net.
    • Using a database, like EbscoHost or ProQuest, is the best way to find a credible source because these databases weed out articles that are not very reliable.
  • The way forward…..
    • Instead of Google, one should use Google Scholar.
    • Still better is using research databases such as SciVerse Scopus, PubMed, ProQuest, EBSCOhost
    • These databases weed out articles that are not very reliable; hence above databases list reliable sources.
  • Google Scholar
    • Technical reports, conference presentations, and journal articles are included, as are links to Google Books.
    • However, Google Scholar, like regular Google, is created by Google’s “robots” which scan different webpages for scholarly material, with less care going into the journals that publish these articles.
  • Google Scholar
    • Incapable to list all of the articles as scholarly databases do.
    • Broken links and repetitive results are common.
    • A better approach is to use it, though, in combination with other subject-specific databases discussed hereafter.
  • SciVerse Scopus
    • Provides authentic database containing abstracts and citations for scholarly journal articles.
    • SciVerse Scopus, as narrated by itself is, integrating ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics and targeted Web content, with community developed applications SciVerse is a groundbreaking platform that gives you our data, your way .
    • Not free resource; one has to pay for search.
  • PubMed
    • PubMed comprises over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
    • It also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.
    • It is a free resource.
  • ProQuest
    • Results vetted, reliable information.
    • One has three option to search:
          • By Library Type:
          • By Product Line:
          • By Subject
    • For more information one may visit www.proquest.com
    • Not free resource; one has to pay for search.
  • EBSCOhost
    • Online database.
    • Reliable.
    • Not free resource; one has to pay for search.
  • Who is creator?
    • Check for name of author(s) and their affiliation.
    • Does search engine immediately spot them in the first page?
    • Check for “About us” page.
  • Scan the document & look for…..
    • The reference list —good article usually cite references.
    • Also look for whether references are mostly from a single/common author(s)– if it is so then the article may not be very authentic
  • Be cautious if…..
    • The author(s) provide a one-sided view.
    • Discard if you identify any prejudiced content in the article.
    • Check for outdated references only.
  • Acknowledgements
    • Sites of Google Scholar, SciVerse Scopus, PubMed, ProQuest, EBSCOhost.
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