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SLS 1501 College Success - Mullen: Useful Websites

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


C.R.A.P. Detection

Think carefully about the sources you are finding and using. Apply the C.R.A.P. detection model

    * Currency - How recent is the information?

    * Reliability - What kind of information is included in the resource? Is it balanced? Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

    * Authority - Who is the creator or author? Who is the publisher or sponsor?  What is the author's or publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

    * Purpose/Point of View - Is this fact or opinion?  Is the creator/author trying to sell you something; persuade you about something?

Some people add another "A" to spell CRAAP. the extra a is for Accuracy - Is the content readable? Is the content truthful? Is the content correct?