7th: Tree Octopus & Source Citation Review, Source Reliability
Terms in this set (34)
Was the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus website credible?
Did the tree octopus website show bias (prejudice in favor of or against one thing or idea)?
Means accurate or reliable
Means connected to the topic at hand
What is the best way to verify a website?
Compare it to other websites (research)
A list of sources linked to or used
Prejudice in favor of or against one thing. A view that attempts to persuade the reader to accept a particular position on an issue.
Consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
Qualifications or achievements
These are examples of __: (.com, .edu, .net, etc.).
"None to Claim Their Bones." New York Times. 8 Apr. 1888: 3-4. ProQuest. Web. 10 June 2006.
A website to help you cite your sources is __.
http://www.umuc.edu/library/ is a(n) __.
Sharing something that you didn't create without giving proper credit is __.
To mention or refer to; to quote a source
A website's author tells you about website ___.
_____ is being fair and balanced in your information, avoiding bias.
accurate or reliable
Prejudice in favor of or against one thing.
able to be believed, convincing
consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
connected to the topic at hand
list of books or sources that were used
Commercial site. The information provided by commercial interests is generally going to shed a positive light on the product it promotes. While this information might not necessarily be false, you might be getting only part of the picture.
Educational institution. Sites using this domain name are schools ranging from kindergarten to higher education. If you take a look at your school's URL you'll notice that it ends with the domain .edu. Information from sites within this domain must be examined very carefully.
If you come across a site with this domain, then you're viewing a federal government site.
Traditionally a non-profit organization. Organizations such as the American Red Cross or PBS (Public Broadcasting System) use this domain suffix. Generally, the information in these types of sites is credible and unbiased, but there are examples of organizations that strongly advocate specific points of view over others, such as the National Right to Life Committee and Planned Parenthood. You probably want to give this domain a closer scrutiny these days.
Network. You might find any kind of site under this domain suffix. It acts as a catch-all for sites that don't fit into any of the preceding domain suffixes. Information from these sites should be given careful scrutiny.
Military. This domain suffix is used by the various branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.
a website's author
being fair and balanced in your information, avoiding bias
the suffixes that show you what kind of website you are using, like .com or .gov
~ This is often followed by a person's name to show that it is a personal website
an indication of when a website was last updated and whether or not it is current