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Media Literacy . WEBSITES AND SEARCH ENGINES. Don’t Believe Everything You Read!. Not all websites are good. Some have a ton of pop-ups and scams promising you money. Some are sites that look good but can infect your computer with a virus when you click on the link.

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Media literacy

Media Literacy

WEBSITES AND SEARCH ENGINES


Don t believe everything you read
Don’t Believe Everything You Read!

Not all websites are good. Some have a ton of pop-ups and scams promising you money...


Media literacy

Some are sites that look good but can infect your computer with a virus when you click on the link...


Media literacy

...and some sites are complete hoaxes. with a virus when you click on the link...


So which sites are good
So which sites are good? with a virus when you click on the link...

Any website including or ending with “ .gov” . or “.ca”.

The “gov” means it is a government site and the “ca” means it is a Canadian, government or government-sponsored site. Examples include:

The official Government of Canada website: http://www.gc.ca/

The official Province of Manitoba website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba: http://www.afm.mb.ca/

The official United States of America website: http://www.usa.gov/


Media literacy

Any website including or ending with “.edu”. with a virus when you click on the link... This means it is an educational institution such as a university, generally in the United States. Example:

University of Illinois: http://illinois.edu/

*Note: Canadian University websites end in “.ca”:

University of Winnipeg: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/

University of Manitoba: http://umanitoba.ca/


Media literacy

Websites including or ending with “.org”. with a virus when you click on the link... This means it is an organization of some kind. Examples include:

Turtle Island Native Network: http://www.turtleisland.org/front/_front.htm

Seven Oaks School Division: www.7oaks.org/

*Note: Some organization websites are good; some are not. You must decide, based on how consistent the information is, whether it looks official or has many pop-ups, etc. Wikipedia, the infamous “anyone can edit” dictionary, is an organization: http://www.wikipedia.org/


Can i use wikipedia
Can I use Wikipedia? with a virus when you click on the link...

  • As a starting point / background information ONLY.

  • Never use Wikipedia as a cited source

  • Scroll down to check their sources and external links

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalism


Beware of
Beware of: with a virus when you click on the link...

Any website including or ending with “.com” indicates that it is a commercial website. Some might still be good, but many are useless.You must make that judgement call. Examples are:

  • Youtube: www.youtube.com

  • Hotmail: www.hotmail.com

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com

  • Amazon: http://amazon.com/


Media literacy
BUT... with a virus when you click on the link...

Some “reliable” websites are not actually reliable!

http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~abutz/index.html


So how can i tell
So How Can I Tell? with a virus when you click on the link...

Pay attention to details!


Media literacy

Find with a virus when you click on the link...out who owns / published the site: Internic.ca or Whois.Net


Still not sure cross reference
Still Not Sure? Cross-Reference! with a virus when you click on the link...

The more sources the better!


So how do i use search engines
So how do I use search engines? with a virus when you click on the link...

  • Put search terms in quotation marks and use the + sign.

    “Garden City Collegiate”

    Capitalism + Canada + recent

  • Google Scholar can also be good


Bibliography
Bibliography with a virus when you click on the link...

  • Once you have found good websites, don’t forget a Bibliography!

    www.easybib.com

    www.bibme.com