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CIS-385 (Procaccino, Summer 2018)

Additional help

  • Library subscribed databases  - peer reviewed, editorial approval, and quality control
  • Print resources -  peer reviewed, editorial approval, and quality control
  • Web resources -Anyone can put anything on the Internet
    • Read the URL (.gov and .edu vs. .com or .org or .net)
    • Check links-forward and backward (type "link:" and the link, you will get all the links to this web)
    • Authority-credentials and qualifications of the author in a field
    • Accuracy-factual and verified
    • Objectivity-Primary source  vs. secondary source
    • Currency/timeliness-the date stamp on the web page, last update
    • Coverage-comprehensive or well rounded
    • Appearance-well organized and carefully planned content