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Evaluating and Using
Print and Media Resources

How to Evaluate Your Resources
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Before you can locate resources for your project, you must know how to find your information; in other words, you should know how to narrow your search to get the best results. If you need help in locating online resources, the tutorial on CINCH explains the steps for locating information.

Once you've located information, the next step is to determine whether or not this material is credible, reliable, current and appropriate for their project. Before you evaluate the richness of print and media web resources, you need to know how to evaluate offline resources such as library books.

To determine the richness of offline resources, discuss in class how you would determine whether or not a non-fiction resource is a rich resource for your topic.

Now view the following flash presentation on how to evaluate non-fiction resources titled "Hints About Print." Select "Go To Demo."

Answer the following questions once you've viewed the demo:

    1. What areas did you include or omit in the brainstorming session before you viewed this demo?
    2. Can you name the major elements for evaluating print resources?
    3. What else would you include in evaluating non-fiction print resources that the demo didn't cover?

Now go to Practice Evaluating Offline Resources....

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