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Research Lessons For Students & Adults

Digital Research Tools To Help Students Understand Credibility

(Do you know about the drought, disease and pests in California that are causing the distruction of velcro tress?)

Listly by TeachThought

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.