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Evaluating Resources

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Melody Kowach

on 15 July 2014

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Why should we evaluate online resources?
Why is it important to make sure that the information is current?
Writing
Evaluating Resources
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Currency
What can you learn from the style or quality of the writing?
urrency
uthority
urpose
bjectivity
riting
How can we check the currency of our resources?
Check posting / publication dates
Check dates within the article
Authority
What is authority?

What does it mean to have authority over something?
Check the author's background; are they an expert in the field?
Check the publisher's / website's background.
Is there contact information?
Purpose
What is the article's purpose?
Inform
Persuade
Entertain
Objectivity
Why is objectivity important?

How is it related to purpose?
Is the article / information
neutral or biased?
What should you look for in the writing?
Tone (related to objectivity / purpose)
Errors
Check
out these
cool websites!
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/iranian-news-agency-plagiarizes-the-onion/
http://www.martinlutherking.org/
Examples of Bad Resources
http://www.shsu.edu/lis_mah/documents/TCEA/hoaxtable.html
Examples of Good Resources
http://libguides.chaffey.edu/library
http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/
http://scholar.google.com/
What is research?
Research is a powerful tool that allows you to gain successful intelligence through out your education and further on into your potential careers. Through different types of research you can gather and analyze information from sources supplied by Niagara College itself and from various other reliable sources such as the library or Internet.
Why do research?
Research gives your advocacy substance.
Research gives you new information to help make your case.
Research can provide you with anecdotes and examples to use.
Research gives you credibility.
Research can short-circuit the opposition.
Research sets you up as the expert on the issue.
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