ENG 3U: Christmas Sweaters and Research


In Period 1 today, we discussed strategies for identifying effective sources. Here are some of our ideas:

  • Examine the domain name. Is it a source you recognize and trust?
  • Does the layout or the typography indicate that the site is unprofessional? (Be careful here: many well-constructed sites house bad content)
  • Cross-reference the author and the About Us with other sources online. Are the facts consistent?
  • adding site:.edu to your google searches is particularly useful for media research. It does not, however, guarentee that the search results will be useful/appropriate.

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