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FCST 1010-Spring 2014-Vines: Home

The Assignment

For this assignment, you will need to find:

  • two printed sources (at least one book and one hard copy of a magazine and/or professional journal)
  • two online sources (at least one ebook, and one online magazine, and/or one online professional journal)
  • and one web source.

Your job will be to evaluate each of these sources using the criteria listed in the box below.

How to Evaluate Materials

Remember the following criteria as you evaluate your sources:

        CARS -

C = Credibility

      Authorship/Editor

      Peer review

      Publisher, if no author

A = Accuracy

      Audience

      Currency, last update

      Error free

      Comprehensive

      How does it compare to other sources

R = Reasonableness

      Objectivity/Bias

      Agendas

S = Support

      References

      Corroboration

      Documentation

For electronic sources:

      URL endings, such as .com, .edu., gov., .org

      Technical requirements

      Ease of Navigation

      Links

      

 

GILFind at GHC

Need to find a book on your topic?  Use the Library Catalog, also known as GIL-FIND:

 

Gil find

Remember that you need at least one book source for your Research Assignment!

  1. If you only want to see eBooks in your search results. Go to the side menu and look for Format: Electronic. Here's a sample search
  2. We can send books to the campus closest to you. Keep a look out for "My Account" or "Place Request" links to login. 

GOOGLE WEB SEARCH

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