Digital Research Tools To Help Students Understand Credibility
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Lesson 1: Not all sources are created equal.
Lesson 2: Access matters.
Lesson 3: Want credibility? Cite your sources.
Lesson 4: Wikipedia is neither good nor bad. Like anything, it's a matter of citation.
Lesson 5: The internet never forgets. (It's out there somewhere.)
Lesson 6: There are different rules for citation depending on what form you're using.
Lesson 7: Curation and readability are critical parts of digital research.
Lesson 8: You can combine digital search with academic content.
Lesson 9: Metrics can help demonstrate credibility, but popularity and credibility are not the same.
Lesson 10: Question everything--even if you like the source.
Lesson 11: Go as close as you can to the original source.
Lesson 12: There is a difference between primary and secondary sources--and both matter.
Lesson 13: Google doesn't make info easy to find based on credibility, but rather searchability, indexing, and other "SEO" logistics.