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Got Credibility? - Resource Evaluation
This form was adapted from Catlin Tucker's Got Credibility Form.
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First Name
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Last Name
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Email
Your Carlmont Email Address
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What topic are you researching?
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Site URL
Copy and paste the URL of the website you are evaluating in the space below.
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Does this digital resource have an author?
Does the author have credibility in the field he/she is providing information about?
Is the author associated with an institution, organization, or company?
If the author is associated with an institution, organization or company, does this add to or take away from his/her credibility?
Explain how you think this association might add to or take away from this person's credibility.
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Is there any bias present in this resource?
Reminder: Bias is "a particular tendency or inclination, especially one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice."
If you answered "yes" that there was a bias present, does that take away from his/her credibility?
Explain your answer.
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Is the information current?
Is it important for the information to be current? Why or why not?
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If there are links to other sources, do they work?
Are there misspellings or grammatical errors?
Note: If it is hard for you to identify these kinds of errors, copy a section of text and paste it onto a word document to see if any errors are present. You can use the spell-check and grammar-check tools on your word doc.
Does this resource have a works cited or list of references that are credible?
Can you cross-reference the information you want to use to ensure it is accurate?
Note: "Cross-referencing is usually employed to either verify claims made by an author or to link to another piece of work that is of related interest."
Overall Evaluation of the Site
Review your answers to the questions above. Given what you have found out about this reference, do you think it is reliable? Explain
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APA Citation
Open a new browser window. Go to bibme . org and choose website. Paste in your website. Add it to your bibliography. Choose APA, then copy link. Paste it here)
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