Research & Websites

As you research: Look for some good .ORG or .EDU sites, as they are geared towards sharing accurate information! You can use a .com or a .net if it is a group/company set to also share trust worthy information. 
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THINK C.A.R.P. 
Does this website seem fishy to you??? Or is it worth using? Use the list of questions below to help you out: 

*Currency -

o How recent is the information?

o How recently has the website been updated?

o Is it current enough for your topic?

Authority -

o Who is the creator or author?

o What are the credentials?

o Who is the published or sponsor?

o Are they reputable?

o What is the publisher’s interest (if any) in this information?

o Are there advertisements on the website?

Reliability -

o What kind of information is included in the resource?

o Is content of the resource primarily opinion? Is is balanced?

o Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

Purpose/Point of View -

o Is this fact or opinion?

o Is it biased?

o Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?