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Credibility of Information Matters (03:32)


Volume of information makes it difficult to know which sources are relevant, credible, and current. Ethics and responsibility are important habits to build.

Internet Domain Types and Credibility (04:42)

Adding known credible sources is a good way to narrow a search. A domain suffix can reveal what type of website the information was created on.

Credibility of Authors and Age of Information (04:05)

Credible sources are written by reputable experts. Responsible authors cite sources. Pay attention to the creation date of information.

Objectivity and Accuracy of Sources (03:11)

Credible sources should be objective and impartial with no bias or agenda. Accurate information should include sources and references.

Evidence-Based Credibility (03:30)

CRAAP stands for currency, relevance, accuracy, authority, and purpose. This acronym can be used to test for credibility.

Credibility of Online Libraries (02:04)

School and public libraries are the safest way to find useful information because they are vetted by online databases.

Researching with Wikipedia (05:38)

Users should be cautious about using this site for academic research. Anyone can contribute and edit information. It can be used to find credible sources.

Summary (01:35)

Understanding types of domains can narrow searches. It is important to look at an author's credentials. Currency is important.

Credits: What’s Credible? (00:25)

Credits: What’s Credible?

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Internet Research: What’s Credible?

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On the Internet, it’s incredibly easy, and fast, to research a topic with a few simple keystrokes. But it’s also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable and non-credible information that makes your research efforts fruitless. With an overwhelming abundance of options after doing an Internet search, how can you tell which results are reliable? In this video, viewers will learn strategies for narrowing down results and honing in on credible sources of information online. Experts such as college professors and media librarians offer advice, while students share their own experiences. A special section on one of today’s most popular research sites—Wikipedia—investigates whether it’s trustworthy or not for academic or professional use. A Coproduction of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and MotionMasters.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: FMK58373

ISBN: 978-0-81609-951-1

Copyright date: ©2015

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