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Organizational & Technical Communication - COMM115 - Final Project

Research resources for the final project in Organizational & Technical Communication.

How do you evaluate sources?

How do you know a source is appropriate for a college level project? Using skills and experience you already have, think about the following questions:

  1. How can you tell if an information source is AUTHORITATIVE?
  2. How do you know that the information on a website is ACCURATE?
  3. How can you find out the PURPOSE of a website?
  4. What is a good website YOU have used for research? (not necessarily for this assignment) (Also, not Google!)

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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.