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Dog Island Dog Island A paradise for your pet! Back to Authenticating Resources Main Page
Who? /Authority Who? Authority
Who? • Who created this website? • Can you contact the author by mail, email, or telephone? • Is there any information about the author or his/her organization? Is he or she an authoritative source? • If there is quoted material, can you verify that it really came from the cited source?
Who? The Way Up NCHS Tahitian Noni
What?/Accuracy ? ? What? Accuracy ?
What? • Is the site laid out clearly? • Is the information well written? • Are there links to other reputable sources of information on this topic? • Is the information relevant to your topic? • Is there enough detail to be useful? • Is the information suitable for your age and needs (appropriate)?
When?/Currency When? Currency
When? • Is there a date on the Web page? • If there is, does the date have any bearing on the accuracy of the information? • Check out this USA Today Atlanta!
Where? • Do you know where this Web page is hosted? • Can you deconstruct a URL? http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT135/snds/jimihendrix.htm Where?
Where? Domain names: gov = U.S. government go.jp = Japanese government edu = U.S. university or college org = organization mil = U.S. military
Why?/Bias Do you have a cult fiction section? • Why? • Purpose • Bias
Why? • Is there a bias? • Is the website full of statements that are difficult to prove or disprove? • Does it present both sides of an issue? • Is the website emotional?
Why? • Teaching Zack to Think • A Short Introduction to the Study of Holocaust Revisionism by Arthur R. Butz • If this link doesn’t work, click in the white space. It’s Gone!!! So…..let’s go here Check this out! So…what do we think about Northwestern’s decision?
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