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(in)credible or not credible

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A lesson about evaluating sources and their credibility.

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(in)credible or not credible

  1. 1. Let’s play a game. Are these sources (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… Robyn Reid • Social Sciences Librarian Texas Christian University r.reid@tcu.edu
  2. 2. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I’m working on my speech about the cello, and looking for information about the history of the instrument. Is this source (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… www.greatviolins.com/musings-on-the-cello
  3. 3. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… While this source DOES have some information about the history of the cello, there are NO WORKS CITED. Based on other content on this site, this is a violin shop. They WANT TO SELL me instruments. As instrument sellers, they may have SOME credibility, but I bet I can find a better source. For me this source is: NOT CREDIBLE www.greatviolins.com/musings-on-the-cello
  4. 4. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I’m working on my speech about the cello, and looking for information about the history of the instrument. Is this source (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible…
  5. 5. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I found this source on Google. When I look at it more closely, I find out it has a REFERENCE LIST. This author USES FOOTNOTES THAT CITE BOOKS and other sources of information to tell me how she found the history of the cello. When I LOOKED THE AUTHOR UP on Google, I found out that she has a Master’s in Cello Performance and is a curator of the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections. SHE IS AN EXPERT on the cello! For me, this source is: (in)CREDIBLE!
  6. 6. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I’m working on my speech about the cello, and looking for information about the history of the instrument. Is this source (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… http://www.cello.org/cnc/article.htm
  7. 7. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… This source is from an organization called the INTERNET CELLO SOCIETY, which might be a credible source of information. When I read the article, I see that IT HAS REFERENCES. However, the article was WRITTEN IN 1998. While the speech I’m giving is about the history of cello, I’m concerned that this article is not as current as I want it to be. I looked up the author, and it turns out this essay was WRITTEN BY A 12 YEAR-OLD. It is the fact that a 12 year-old wrote this that concerns me most. For me this source is: NOT CREDIBLE http://www.cello.org/cnc/article.htm
  8. 8. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I’m working on my speech about the cello, and looking for information about the history of the instrument. Is this source (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible…
  9. 9. (in)CREDIBLE? Or not credible… I was not seeing any other links on the internet that looked helpful, so I tried my search in FROGSCHOLAR. I found this book. It was published in 1999. When I read more information about it, I find that all the authors are SCHOLARS OR PERFORMERS. They are EXPERTS! I am concerned about the TIMELINESS OR CURRENCY of the information in this book. However, the book contains exactly the kind of information I need for my speech, and for history topics, the timeliness of a source may not matter as much. For me, this source is: (in)CREDIBLE!
  10. 10. Thanks for playing! Now, go find your own (in)CREDIBLE sources! Robyn Reid Social Sciences Librarian Texas Christian University r.reid@tcu.edu

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