Evaluating Information when Researching<br />Identifying Authority and Objectivity<br />By: Melissa Supak<br />
Searching for Information<br /><ul><li>Types of sources:
Books
Online Databases
Internet </li></ul>All are found in the library but require careful evaluation.  <br />
Use the 5 W’s and a How?<br />Who <br />What<br />When<br />Where<br />Why<br />How<br />How to Evaluate your Sources<br />
Who?<br />Who wrote the material (author) and do they have credentials that make their writing usable?<br />Is there a bio...
What?<br />What is to  carefully evaluate what the authors intended purpose is for.  <br />What does the author say is the...
When is to identify whether or not the information is current.<br />When was it published?<br />Has the information been u...
Where is to find out how the author found their information and who sponsored them.<br />Where does the information come f...
Why?<br />Why should I use this information?<br />Why is this resource better than another?<br />Why is the information us...
An internet address is called a URL or Universal Resource Locator.  At the end of the URL there are extensions that can cl...
URL Extensions<br />
Practice!<br />We will practice our 5 W’s and a How research as a class and then you are on your own.<br />
Who wrote the book?  <br />Author found on the cover or title page.<br />What  is the purpose in writing?<br />Said on the...
Who is the author?  <br />Author found  at the top, bottom or a section of the page.<br />What  is the purpose in writing?...
Online Database<br />Online databases do not really need to be evaluated with the 5 W’s and a How.  The materials that are...
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  1. 1. Evaluating Information when Researching<br />Identifying Authority and Objectivity<br />By: Melissa Supak<br />
  2. 2. Searching for Information<br /><ul><li>Types of sources:
  3. 3. Books
  4. 4. Online Databases
  5. 5. Internet </li></ul>All are found in the library but require careful evaluation. <br />
  6. 6. Use the 5 W’s and a How?<br />Who <br />What<br />When<br />Where<br />Why<br />How<br />How to Evaluate your Sources<br />
  7. 7. Who?<br />Who wrote the material (author) and do they have credentials that make their writing usable?<br />Is there a biography page of the author or can I find information about them somewhere else?<br />Did the author write any other works that were biased?<br />
  8. 8. What?<br />What is to carefully evaluate what the authors intended purpose is for. <br />What does the author say is the purpose of the material? (inform, present opinions, to report research, or to sell a product)<br />What makes the material easy to use?<br />Is the tone in the writing emotional or objective?<br />
  9. 9. When is to identify whether or not the information is current.<br />When was it published?<br />Has the information been updated recently?<br />When?<br />
  10. 10. Where is to find out how the author found their information and who sponsored them.<br />Where does the information come from? <br />Where was the information retrieved from? (one location only or from different areas)<br />Where was it published? (is the publisher reputable (honest)?)<br />Where? <br />
  11. 11. Why?<br />Why should I use this information?<br />Why is this resource better than another?<br />Why is the information useful for my purpose?<br />Why is to evaluate why you would use the source.<br />
  12. 12. An internet address is called a URL or Universal Resource Locator. At the end of the URL there are extensions that can clue you into the validity of the internet source.<br />How to Identify URL Extensions<br />
  13. 13. URL Extensions<br />
  14. 14. Practice!<br />We will practice our 5 W’s and a How research as a class and then you are on your own.<br />
  15. 15. Who wrote the book? <br />Author found on the cover or title page.<br />What is the purpose in writing?<br />Said on the first few pages of the book<br />When was is published?<br />Look at the back of the title page.<br />Where did they get their information?<br />Find out what they used in the reference section.<br />Why should I use it?<br />Does it fit under your topic?<br />Books are found in the OPAC provided by the library. https://library.killeenisd.org/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog&l2m=Library+Search<br />Book<br />
  16. 16. Who is the author? <br />Author found at the top, bottom or a section of the page.<br />What is the purpose in writing?<br />Should be stated on homepage<br />When was is published?<br />Shown at the bottom of the page<br />Where did they get their information?<br />About us section<br />Why should I use it?<br />Does it fit under your topic?<br />The internet is found in the library, on your phone or at home. Choose your sources wisely.<br />http://descy.50megs.com/descy/webcred/webcred/dhmo.html<br />Internet<br />
  17. 17. Online Database<br />Online databases do not really need to be evaluated with the 5 W’s and a How. The materials that are placed on a database have been validated by being chosen for their site.<br />
  18. 18. Practice with a partner to evaluate your resources.<br />
  19. 19. Sources:<br />Bradley, P. (2010, 11 4). Fake Websites and Spoof Websites. Retrieved March 16, 2011, from Phil Bradley's Website: http://www.philb.com/fakesites.htm<br />Butler, R. (n.d.). Evaluating your source. Retrieved March 18, 2011, from Oklahoma City Community College: http://www.occc.edu/libraryresearch/Evaluating.html<br />Schrock, K. (2011). Kathy Shrock's Guide for Educators. Retrieved March 17, 2011, from Discovery Education: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/webquest/webquest.html<br />Vidmar, D. (2008). How to Search the Internet. Retrieved March 17, 2011, from Lenn and Dixie Hannon Library: http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/howto.html<br />

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