Evaluating Online Science Resources

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“Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; Assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the specific task, purpose and audience; To draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.”

TIP: Use QUOTES when searching for and verifying evidence.

DATABASES:

Databases can provide the most relevant AUTHORITATIVE sources from academic and peer reviewed journals.

about the Academic Search Complete Database

WEBSITES:

As of June, 2015, there were 30 thousand trillion URLs on the web! Use Advanced Google Search Operators to draw specific evidence from websites:

allintext:“your search” (no space after colon; use quotes for phrases)

example: allintext:”trajectory of a falling body”

allintitle:“your search” (no space after colon; use quotes for phrases)

example: allintitle:Trajectory Newton

Use this interactive Website Evaluator to evaluate a website for purpose, authority, relevance, credibility, and currency.

For the very latest in Science news, go to Google News!

PRINT SOURCES:

Google Books: For Print Sources, search the Full Text of over 30 Million Books! Use QUOTES.

 

 

 

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