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.
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.
view the following flash presentation on how to evaluate non-fiction
resources titled "Hints
About Print." Select "Go To Demo."
the following questions once you've viewed the demo:
- What areas did you include or omit in the brainstorming session
before you viewed this demo?
- Can you name the major elements for evaluating print resources?
- What else would you include in evaluating non-fiction print
resources that the demo didn't cover?
Now go to Practice Evaluating Offline Resources....