Analysis of Internet Sources, English 111
Take the links to the sites below, arranged in no particular order. Turn
your speakers on during this research. Search each
site, and take notes on the viability of the information based on the criteria suggested by November, Grassian and Kirk in their web articles. Consider which of these sites could be used as a source of information for an academic
paper and be prepared to discuss why or why not. Apply the
evaluation criteria which we discussed in class
(Authority and Accuracy, Advocacy and Objectivity, and Currency and Coverage). This is very important: Make sure you follow Alan November's advice about how
to ascertain what other, reputable, sources and websites have to say about the sites you are analyzing.
Molecular Expressions, "Powers of Ten"
Semiconductor Physics Web Site, "Basics"
Pop culturist James Lilek's site on 20th Century
American food and eating
The "Moon Shot" Reality or fiction? In March 2001,
Fox TV ran a documentary on the 1969 NASA moon mission, showing that it
was a hoax. Take a look at a couple of sites about the controversy.
(Which would you use for a research paper? If any.)
The Allan Parker Slave Narrative site
Color blindness (Which would you use
for a research paper? If either.)
Not-so-everyday uses for otherwise
everyday items and products
Squirrel behaviour research from Hah-vahd University:
"Rodent Performance Evaluation"
The Official Brain Gym Web Site
And some on-line periodicals
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