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Consider Your Source

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Katie Springer and Suzanne Walker discuss the importance of having good sources for information when working with library patrons, other professionals, and for your own informational needs. Resources are introduced. This presentation was given at the 2017 Indiana State Library's Difference is You event.

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Consider Your Source

  1. 1. I need data on…
  2. 2. The wrong source.
  3. 3. Lessons Learned
  4. 4. HOW DO WE EVALUATE SOURCES?
  5. 5. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/04/
  6. 6. From Purdue University, Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  7. 7. •Look for websites from established institutions: .GOV .EDU .ORG •Look for websites with expertise Example: Go to the CDC for medical questions and search using official databases •Steer clear of commercial sites .COM https://www.thoughtco.com/gauging-website-reliability-2073838 • Beware bias, or websites that favor one political party or way of thinking • Check the date, or “last updated” notes • Avoid anonymous authors Look for the name so you can check credentials • Check the links
  8. 8. *Adapted from the CRAP test, developed by Molly Beestrum and Kenneth Orenic, two librarians from Dominican University.
  9. 9. http://iue.libguides.com/fakenews/resources
  10. 10. https://www.iste.org
  11. 11. http://hoaxy.iuni.iu.edu/
  12. 12. ONE PROBLEM WITH WIKIS
  13. 13. http://factitious.augamestudio.com
  14. 14. THE SILVER LINING
  15. 15. Katie Springer State Data Center Indiana State Library 315 West Ohio St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-232-3732 kspringer@library.in.gov Suzanne Walker Professional Development Office Indiana State Library 315 West Ohio St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-232-3718 SuWalker@library.IN.gov

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