Woman Thinking
Web Site Credibility Exercises (Edited 11/06/06 ADA)

Link to the following sites and evaluate their credibility. Develop your own criteria for credibility and determine a method for finding out if a site has met the criteris.  If this is not possible try Web Evaluation Criteria. For help using the web to verify credibility check TipsEvalInfoWeb.htm

Information Credibility:

Some help developing your evaluation skills

TipsEvalInfoWeb.html: For tips on using the web to evaluate information

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http://www.martinlutherking.org/
A "Historical Writings" and a biographical "tribute" to Dr. King?

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 http://www.ibiblio.org/team/history/controversy/abutz/intro.html
Looks good was formally from an academic institution [http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~abutz/di/intro.html].  The author Professor Arthur R. Butz, I believe has now retired so the document is no longer available on the Northwestern University site.

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http://www.steves-digicams.com/default.htm
This is an online source designed to help potential buyers of digital cameras make a decision. Is this a credible source?  Why or why not?

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Evaluate the following as a group:

http://www.dhmo.org/ A Con position on the availability of DHMO.
http://www.armory.com/~crisper/DHMO/ A proponent of DHMO
What about the credibility for these pagees.

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http://www.sree.net/stories/feline.html A study of cats reactions to bearded men.

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http://www.fda.gov/ Would this be a legitimate site for a term paper?

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http://www.npr.org/
NPR, National Public Radio.

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http://www.consumerreports.org/
The web site of Consumers Reports.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
 Online Encyclopedia

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http://www.kbb.com/

Kelly Blue Book
Car prices.

http://www.carfax.com/
"Order a CARFAX Vehicle History Report... the first step to protecting yourself against buying used cars with costly hidden problems."

Books- Use your web and Critical Thinking skills to evalaute the following:
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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken.  Use your web skills to find out about the book and the author.

Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter.  Use your web skills to find out about the book and the author.