Verify and Validate. Online Resources. 5Ws Rule. Anyone (professionals, students, idiots, terrorists, etc.) can post something online for the world to read, which makes it hard when you are trying to find good credible information .
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Anyone(professionals, students, idiots, terrorists, etc.) can post something online for the world to read, which makes it hard when you are trying to find good credible information.
I bet you don’t even realize it but you probably already know part of it.
Think back to elementary English class…does
“Who? What? Where? When? Why?” ring any bells?
Keep in mind that you can be anyone or say anything on the Internet so it is important to determine authorship or ownership whether that be a person or company. Also because the internet is everywhere and nowhere it is important to make sure that you can get a hold of or find the person/company.
Who do you trust more, a friend, a friend of a friend, or a perfect stranger?
aReferralis like getting information from your friend,
a Linkwould be like getting information from a friend of a friend, a Searchis like asking a complete stranger.
Look at the URL specifically at the three-letter suffix known as the extension. The extension can provide clues about the source of the site.
Watch Out! A site with the .gov extension signals a government agency and therefore probably reliable. However, it can be hard to determine whether sites with the .edu, .org, or .com are quality ones. Are they truly associated with an legitimate institution?
Use domaintools.com to collect information about a website.
Classroom Zone: McDougal Littell
Web Research Guide Unit 1