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Google/ Wikipedia vs. Databases. Sharyland High School. Wikipedia. Positives Free online encyclopedia in several languages 5th most popular website in the world! Easy to use! Negatives It’s editable !

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google wikipedia vs databases

Google/Wikipedia vs. Databases

Sharyland High School

wikipedia
Wikipedia

Positives

  • Free online encyclopedia in severallanguages
  • 5th mostpopularwebsite in the world!
  • Easy to use!

Negatives

  • It’seditable!
  • It iscreated by the community, written by volunteersmaking one entry at a time.
  • Is itcredible?
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Positives

    • Quick!
    • Word searchesgive millions of results!
  • Content
    • Fact or Opinion?
    • Whowroteit?
    • Is itsubstantiated? (confirmedthatitistrue or valid)
  • Evaluation Time!
    • Authority (who wrote it?)
    • Bias (is it prejudiced in favor of or against something?)
    • Currency (is the time frame relevant?)
google v databases in video
Google v. Databases…in video

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databases
Databases
  • Controlled content
    • Published
    • Edited
    • Substantiated
  • Peer-reviewed
    • Authority
    • Bias
    • Currency
  • Easysearching
    • Flexible
    • Available
databases contain
Databasescontain…

Content from:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Scholarlyjournals
  • Reference books
    • Encyclopedias
    • Dictionaries
    • Source books
    • Instruction manuals
    • Much more!
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works cited
Works Cited
  • Search Engine vs. Research Database for College Research. Perf. Kathleen Ennis. Modesto Junior College, 25 Sept. 2009. You Tube. Web. 13 Dec. 2010. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUp1P-ubOIc .