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How to Evaluate Physical Information Sources

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Locating the information you need for an essay, term paper, seminar, or personal use is the easy part. The hard part is figuring out how to evaluate physical information sources. You usually ask yourself if the information you have gathered is relevant to your topic and then you go from there. Many people will spend […]

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How to Evaluate Online Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

When looking at information whether it is on the Internet or somewhere else, how do you know for sure if it’s dependable and reliable? How can you trust the information you have been given? There are ways to find out if the information you are reading is valid. Here are some tips on how to […]

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Evaluating Bias in Online Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

What are common biases we deal with today? Some bias remarks are very clear like racism, sexism, elitism, favoritism and of course ethnic discrimination. Intelligence, beauty, physical ability and religious biases are all present as well. Bias can also be part of a point of view that includes personal preference, politics, and likes and dislikes. […]

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Evaluating Information Based on Authorship

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

Authorship is perhaps the most important criterion that is used in evaluating information. So much information is available, and because that information can appear to be somewhat anonymous, it is necessary to develop skills to evaluate what you find. When you use a research or library, the books, journals and other resources have already been […]

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Evaluating Print Information Versus Online Information

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Evaluating information is important to make sure that the content you are reading is valid and from a true and reliable source. Evaluating information is easy to do, but it does depend on where you are getting the data from. If you are exploring information on the Internet, evaluating this information is different than evaluating […]

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Evaluating Web Page Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 5, 2008

The Internet is a vast marketplace full of information, both good and bad. How do you know if the web page information you are obtaining is valid? Here are a few tips to help you evaluate web pages: Start with the URL- This is an easy way to evaluate web page information. Here are the […]

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