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Website Evaluation

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Lisa Vance

on 18 February 2016

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Transcript of Website Evaluation

Common Domains
Why did the author create
the website?
LET'S EVALUATE!
Which site is more credible for solar system research?
Search Engines
You Can Trust
Finding Valid Internet Resources
by Mrs. Vance
Elements to Consider
Who?
What?
When?
How?
Where?
Who wrote the page?
What are their qualifications?
Is there contact information?
When was the site posted or last updated?
Are links valuable?
Are there citations?
How did you find the site?
Can the info. answer my question?
Is it detailed enough?
Do links function?
Is it easy to navigate?
Is the spelling and grammar correct?
Is the site free?

.edu = educational institution
.gov = government site
.org = usually nonprofit organization
.com = commercial site
.net = a personal or network provider site
sites with a ~ in address
.mil = military site
Sweet Search 4 Me
About.com
Infomine
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Venus
http://planetfacts.net
Why?
- to sell a product or service?
-to educate and inform?
-to get support for a cause?
-to sound off, rant, influence?
clear bias?
Google Scholar
Happens when you are there?
Currency matters more for some topics.
1. Where is it coming from?
Check the URL
2. Where does it take you to?
The search engine can make a difference! Google, Yahoo, and Bing all sort by popularity not scholarship.
What about Wikipedia?
Your "go to"spot to find valid sources is the Online Services page of the KIS library website.
What about BLOGS?
Pros
Frequently Updated
Fast breaking with news
Insightful
Cons
Subjective
Often no editing/peer review
Transient
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/list-good-bacteria-7771.html
What is a database?
Great starting point.
Use References at the bottom of the aritcle!
Where?
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