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COMM101: Intro to Comm, Media, and Culture (Echkaou)

The next step after you've found resources is to evaluate them using criteria like currency, reliability, authority, and purpose. The materials below will teach you strategies and concepts to help you think critically about information sources and choose the best information sources to meet your information needs.

Materials

Evaluating Sources

  • This video will help you critically evaluate sources using criteria like authority, currency, and accuracy.

Choosing the Best Web Source

  • After completing this tutorial, you should be able to recognize open and hidden web resources, determine if a site on the open web is reliable, and analyze resources on the open web.

What is authority?

  • This video will discuss what authority is and how it relates to your research projects.

Evaluating Internet Sources

C - Currency

R - Reliability

A- Authority

P - Purpose/Point of View