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Video: Evaluating Sources
Evaluate Your Sources
Do not assume that everything you see in print or on your computer is accurate or reliable!
Everything that is published may not be appropriate for either your topic question or your paper/presentation.
Everything that is published may not be correct or factual.
Sometimes you may need a scholarly research article, sometimes you may need an internet site.
Plus you want to use the best and highest quality information that you can find--The better the source the better the paper!
Whatever information source you find you need to evaluate it before you use it.
Online at CCBC
Fake News and Alternative Facts by Talk of fake news and the need for critical thinking skills have been in heavy rotation in the media in recent months, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. However, none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy classes! A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. With this renewed interest, librarians have brand new opportunities to impart these skills to patrons.In Identifying Fake News, readers will* Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviors that perpetuate its spread;* Learn ways to identify fake news;* Explore methods to help library patrons identify fake news.
Publication Date: 2018
Find It Fast by Go beyond Google to mine big data and social media Author Robert Berkman gives expert advice on how to search the internet to locate the best information sources, how to find and utilize the professionals behind those sources, and how to combine these techniques to complete an information search on any subject. This fully updated 6th edition includes how to search beyond Google, leveraging big data in the search process, and how to search the social web. Readers will also find expert advice on how to know if a site is a trusted source; understanding how and why sources differ; using precision search strategies and taming information overload; and finding, evaluating, and identifying experts. Whether it's consumer advice, information for a job or project, facts for starting a new business, or answers to questions on obscure topics, Find It Fast is the perfect resource for learning to hone one's internet searching skills.
Publication Date: 2015
Evaluating Your Sources- From the Libraries at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill