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SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - Mullen: Useful Websites

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Evaluating Online Resources

It is very important to have a critical eye when searching for information found online that will be used for academic purposes.  There is an evaluation criteria that can be followed in order to assist in this process.  

Apply the C.R.A.A.P. Test.  See the attached sheet for more details on how to apply this test.

Currency:  Is this information current for the topic?

Reliability: Is this information presented with references, notes?  What kind of resources does the author use?

Authority:  Who is writing or presenting this information?  What is their expertise on this topic?

Accuracy:  How reliable is this information?

Purpose/Point of View:  Why was this information produced?  Who benefits or needs this information?

For more information on how to use and apply the C.R.A.A.P. Test please see this sheet produced by Meriam Library at California State Uniersity, Chico:  C.R.A.A.P. Test - Evaluation Criteria.

Other Useful Websites for Career Research

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Finding Professional Associations on the Web

Websites specific to your profession can be very helpful for this assignment. In particular, the website of a professional association can provide useful information about your career field. Professional associations are groups of practitioners in a career field who associate for continuing education, networking, sharing ideas, setting industry standards, and educating the public about their profession.

Try to find the website of a professional association in your career field.

Using    Google Advanced Search   type a keyword or phrase for your profession, plus any of the following words:   society   institute   association   group

Examples:

Subject Guide

Karen Dufraine's picture
Karen Dufraine
Contact:
1206 N. Park Rd
Plant City, FL
813-757-2121
Subjects:Reference

Google Search

Search webpages, images, videos and more.

How to Search on Google (link opens to a help screen).