Appropriateness - Suitable for a particular person, place, or need
Authority - An expert in the subject being studies
Bias - Partial ; Not objective on a topic or situation ; to influence in an unfair way
Citation - A reference to a particular work in research or a Works Cited page
Copyright - Protection for author(s) of "original works" or literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and other intellectual works. This applies to both published and unpublished works. National laws, US Title 17, US Code, and international laws give authors protection. Consult date of publication and location of publication to determine which laws apply.
Currency - Evaluation of whether an information source is up-to-date. (Some information needs to be more current than others.)
Detail - report fully ; "a thorough treatment"' individual parts or elements
Direct Quotation - A report of the exact words or an individual's spoken or written works which is enclosed in quotation marks.
Guideline- A rule or policy that provides guidance for appropriate behavior ; rule-of-thumb
Hanging Indentation - Indentation form in which the first line is at the left margin but each line that follows in the citation or paragraph is indented 5 spaces
Indentation- To move the margin (ie. Paragraphs are usually indented 5 spaces, but the works cited are formatted in a hanging indentation format)
Indirect Quotation - A paraphrase of an author's words or thoughts ; the meaning is conveyed
Internet Literacy - A person's knowledge and ability to sue the Internet wisely and efficiently
MLA - Modern Language Association (we are currently using the 8th edition)
Parenthetical - A citation format in which the citation is enclosed in parentheses and embedded within the paragraph or text
Plagiarism - To use the words or thoughts of another without giving them credit' to imitate or closely approximate without giving credit
Quotation - The Words or thoughts or an individual as they wer presented (or an excerpt)
Relevancy - The relation of your source to your information need
Subjective - Influenced bgy personal opinion
Works Cited - Alphabetized list of sources used for a project. this term replaces Bibliography. We use MLA format.
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Is the information relevant to the question at hand? Am I on the right track?
Is the information suitable to my age and core values?
How much information do I need? Is the depth of coverage adequate?
When was the information published or last updated?
Who is the author of the information? What are his or her qualifications?
Why was this information written? Was it written to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?
Christensson, Karen. “RADCAB: Your Vehicle for Information Evaluation.” RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation, 3 Aug. 2017, www.radcab.com/.
CAPOW - For Online Research
Currency: When was this written? Is there newer material available?
Authority: Is the author an expert in this subject?
Purpose: Why was this written? What is the Author Trying to share?
Objectivity: Is it fact or opinion?
Writing Style: Is it well written: Are there few or no errors?
O'Malley, Mimi. “Assignment 101: Evaluating Web Sites Using CAPOW.” Center for Teaching and Learning | Learning House Inc., 21 Mar. 2018, ctl.learninghouse.com/assignment-101-evaluating-web-sites-using-capow/.