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How Can I Tell If My Software Has An Easter Egg?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 13, 2008

Easter eggs aren’t always the ones that you associate with decorating or hiding candy in. In software, movies, video games, and music CDs, an Easter egg is a hidden feature or animation that is hidden within the software. It could be something as simple as the programmer’s name spelled somewhere in the software, or it […]

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The Ten ‘C’s’ of Information Evaluation

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

When you are evaluating information, it is always hard to know if you have the right information and if it is coming from a reliable source. The ten “C’s” of information evaluation can help you check your information before you publish or submit any research you may have done. The ten “C’s” of information evaluation […]

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Steps to Evaluting Information and Sources

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

One of the most important steps you can take in obtaining research is evaluating information and sources. Just because the information you have found matches your topic doesn’t mean it is a valid source. Information found on the Internet is particularly prone to being faulty due to the fact that anyone can publish information on […]

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Quick Ways to Evaluate Information

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

As you may be aware, evaluating the information you have gathered is a key step in the research process. Let’s look at some quick ways to evaluate information. Start with the ten “C’s” of information evaluation: •Content•Credibility•Critical Thinking•Copyright•Citation•Continuity•Censorship•Connectivity•Comparability•Context Content and credibility are two of the biggest factors in evaluating information. Check to see if the […]

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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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