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How do you know a source is appropriate for a speech at the college level? Using info from the video above and skills you already have, think about the following questions:
How can you tell if an information source is AUTHORITATIVE?
How do you know that the information on a website is ACCURATE?
Where can you find out the PURPOSE of a website?
How do you determine if an information source is RELEVANT to your needs?
What is a good websiteYOU have used for research? (not necessarily for this assignment) (Also, not Google!)
Evaluating online sources
The following video discusses the idea of lateral reading, or moving horizontally off of a webpage onto other webpages (instead of moving vertically up and down the page), to learn more about the publisher or source. This technique can help you determine whether a page is trustworthy and appropriate for research.