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Evaluating Sources

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Alexis Fissel

on 13 February 2012

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Transcript of Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources Tip 1. Consider the URL
(pay close attention to the extension) .edu or .gov is best
.com or .org look closer! Tip 2. Look for an "About" page to perform a background check on the sponser. Tip 3. Don't cite a personal webpage in your research. Tip 4. Websites and articles should have been published or updated recently. 10 years max. Honesty is a virtue. Don't be fooled by a lying website! Tip 5. Check the Accuracy of the information. How complete is the works cited? Are these sources credible? Tip 6. Think about your purpose in relation to the source. What will the article add? Does it help solidify your thesis? Think about these tips and take a look at:


With a partner, think about these tips and take a look at:


Are these websites credible? Break it down now
www.sgasd.org Ask yourself:
Does this author have a bias?
Where does this webpage link to? Check for:
Tilde ~
Percentage sign %
http://pubweb.northwestern.edu/~abutz/di/intro.html The best websites are out there waiting for you,
don't settle for second best! Did you know? Tip 7: Only use Wikipedia to gain general insight
and to be directed to further sources. DO NOT CITE WIKIPEDIA IN YOUR PAPER These websites will help you:
1. Google Scholar
2. Boolify.org
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