EvaluatingInternetResources

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Evaluating Internet Resources Should I stay Or should I go now?
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The Internet… A series of tubes??? There is lots of info available on the WWW but what is good and what is not? Its easy to search or post from home All you need is something to make a website and a place to put it But is the information that you find correct or of sufficient quality for a reference?
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How do we separate the good from the bad Dr. Sauer, Librarian at USA, put together a document on evaluating internet resources The following slides will hit some of his highpoints
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Thinking Critically About Information OR How can you sort the junk from the  good stuff on the “public Internet – and  everywhere?
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Using a search engine? Search Engine companies are in it for money Relevant or accurate web search results are a by product Their business is the conversion of search traffic into advertising revenue Revenue increases if popularity increases….popularity increases with better search results With about 1,000 employees, Google generated about $1 Billion in Revenue.
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Value to you for your particular need Before you begin searching for info, make sure you thoroughly read assignments (about 3 times is a good number) If your assignment says “scholarly” or “academically respectable” information, then don’t spend time searching online. Save yourself time and go to the library.
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So now you have read the assignment and decided that you CAN use internet resources. Wait! Before you start using that search engine you need to think about what kind of info you are looking for exactly. Different kinds of info come from different kinds of places
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