Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Credible Sources

No description
by

Jenna Settles

on 7 July 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Credible Sources

Branching Out:
Author
ity
Is the author an expert in the field?
Are the credentials of the author given?
With which institution, organization or company is the author affiliated?
http://martinlutherking.org/
Has the author written other publications?
Is the publisher well known?
Ex: University press, research center, government agency, self-published
http://tinyurl.com/b64h5gx
Currency
When was this material published? When was it last updated?
Is the information new or is it outdated?
http://www.duesberg.com/
If this is a webpage, are there dead links?
http://www.angelfire.com/band/bandsandsingers/ashanti.html
If information is new, have other scholars writing about the same topic come to the same conclusion and/or have the results of the study been reproduced elsewhere by other scholars?
Accuracy
Does the author use citations, references, or a bibliography to verify their information?
If it is a journal, is it peer-reviewed?
Is the information free of spelling and grammatical errors?
Is the writing clear, concise, and easy to understand?
How to Find Credible Resources
Relevancy
Check the table of contents and index for a few of your keywords to see if they are in there
Browse the article abstract to see what the article covers covers
http://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Abstract/1997/12000/Impact_of_protease_inhibitors_on_AIDS_defining.3.aspx
Does the book or article cover what you expected? Does it relate to the topic?
Does the book or article address a topic from a certain time frame and/or geographic area?
Based on your topic, is the material too basic, technical, or clinical?
Purpose
What audience is the book or article directed towards?
General, scholarly or professional
What is the purpose of the book or article?
Inform, explain, persuade, or sell a product
http://trekdesk.com/
Is information presented objectively or does it have a bias?
Scan the preface or introduction for a statement on why the book or article was written and what the author hopes to accomplish with it.
If it has a bias (e.g., a specific political or philosophical point of view) does that lessen its usefulness to you?
A Note on Wikipedia...
http://www.wikipedia.org/
What Source to Use?
Full transcript