When you're selecting resources for research or to solve a problem, selecting the best information is important. Now that you have learned about scholarly vs. popular resources, let's look into additional factors to examine in your resources. Then try your hand at evaluating the websites you have collected for your project.
Directions: Begin with #1 and work through #5 below. Then, click next.
Can you tell fake news from real news? Play the game, Factitious, to test your skills on determining if a news story is fake or real!
Evaluate the sources you recorded on the Search Tracking Form (Module 2) with the C.R.A.P. Website Evaluation Checklist Word document or PDF.
Library databases are tools to help you find exactly what you need. To use databases effectively, you need to know how to use the database search and save features. Library databases have similar types of search options. Here are a few searching tips for the INFOhio EBSCO databases:
There are many types of databases to assist in research. INFOhio has several specialized databases. A specialized database focuses on specific types of information.
The Internet is filled with information that can be challenging to find. To help find exactly what you need, you may need to choose a specialized search engine. There are specialized Internet search engines just like there are specialized databases.
Review the How to Use Google Scholar to learn more about how to use Google Scholar to find reliable information.
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