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Evaluating Sources

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Evaluating Sources

  1. 1. Evaluating Sources for Research First Year Undergraduate Class Melanie Parlette-Stewart, Librarian Twitter: @melanie_sarah_ melanie.parlettestewart@gmail.com
  2. 2. Why am I here? My name is Melanie Parlette-Stewart and I’m from the Library. I’m here to help. Your assignment requires you to do research. Evaluating your sources is key to completing your assignment successfully. I’m going to show you:  How to evaluate resources  Tools to help with this  Where you can get more help
  3. 3. Doing Research
  4. 4. Evaluating Sources – Made Easy a tutorial
  5. 5. Which site would you use? You are writing a research paper about the influence of Facebook on Academic Performance. Which of the following sources would be a better choice?A. Do Facebook & MySpace Affect Children’s Gradeshttp://www.ehow.com/info_8705144_do-myspace-affect-childrens-grades.htmlB. Too much face and not enough books: The relationship betweenmultiple indices of Facebook use and academic performancehttp://reyjunco.com/wordpress/pdf/JuncoCHBFacebookGrades.pdfC. Both choices are equally good.D. Neither choice appears reliable.Activity – Which source would you use?
  6. 6. B. Too much face and not enough books: The relationship between multipleindices of Facebook use and academic performancehttp://reyjunco.com/wordpress/pdf/JuncoCHBFacebookGrades.pdf
  7. 7. B. Too much face and not enough books: The relationship between multipleindices of Facebook use and academic performancehttp://reyjunco.com/wordpress/pdf/JuncoCHBFacebookGrades.pdf
  8. 8. Which site would you use? You are writing a research paper about affect of wind turbines on health. Which of the following sources would be the better choice? A. My next door neighbour is a wind turbine http://mywinddiary.blogspot.ca/ B. Wind Victims Ontario http://windvictimsontario.com/victim-statements.html C. Both choices are equally good. D. Neither choice appears reliable.Activity – Which source would you use?
  9. 9. A. My next door neighbour is a wind turbinehttp://mywinddiary.blogspot.ca/
  10. 10. B. Wind Victims Ontariohttp://windvictimsontario.com/victim-statements.html
  11. 11. Today we:- Discovered and used the 5 criteria to evaluate information and its sources critically- Practiced applying the criteria in different situationsFor more help . . . .The library is a great place to start when you are looking foracademic sources. You can find books, journal articles andmore. Come see us in person or visit our website. Summary
  12. 12. Questions
  13. 13.  Short SurveyGet Help + Feedback

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