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Non-Fiction: Evaluating Resources

Evaluating both books and websites as non-fiction resources.
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Katie Day

on 17 August 2011

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Transcript of Non-Fiction: Evaluating Resources

Literacy
Credits
Photo of literacy book cover via Colorado College library on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuttlibrary/95098376/
Information Literacy
Non-Fiction: Evaluating Resources
What is this about?
What are you getting?
What is missing?
What are you not getting?
Who wrote this?
Who are they?
Is this a primary source?
Is this a secondary source?
Is this a reliable source?
Is this an expert?
Why was this published?
Why was it created?
Do they stand to gain anything?
Where was this published?
Where does it come from?
When was this written?
When was this published?
Is the information still accurate?
How relevant is this information for my purpose?
How can I use this information?
Check out who owns a domain

http://www.easywhois.com/
Analyze the URL
.com
.edu
.org
.sg
.gov
How are books different from material on the internet?
Using photographs
& images

Blog discussing this "iconic" photo:
http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/vulture-stalking-a-child/
Sensational
Boring
Stereotype
Photo from artolog on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artolog/2473548737/
Balanced
What?
Who?
Why?
Where?
How?
When?
Credibility
Reliability
Relevance
Accuracy
Who links to this information?

link:[URL]

in a Google Search box
Credibility
Reliability
Accuracy
Purpose / Point of view
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