In this discussion, we’re going to look at the latter type of web sources–sources that force us to wrestle a bit with the complexities of web source evaluation. So, don’t use academic-article databases or news sources that are well known and that have been around since before the internet–for example: USA Today, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, Time, etc. (You may not yet be familiar with what is and isn’t a major, longstanding news source, but a quick Wikipedia search should help. For example, if you look up The Philadelphia Inquirer on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it was founded in 1829.)
To get started, do some web searching using terms from your research question and any synonyms or additional search terms that proved helpful to you in the Web Search Activity (or in case you did the optional practice work for this assignment: Do a News Search).
Copy down the URLs of a few web pages that contain information on your topic. Then choose one page to focus on in your discussion post. It’s okay if you have reservations about the reliability of this source–the purpose here is mainly to ask questions about sources.
Your post should address all four of the following:
Here are some strategies you can use to answer questions 1 through 3:
WEB SOURCE CITATION HELP
Citing web sources can be tricky. Here is the basic format: APA Style Guide 7e: Electronic Resources: Webpage Guidelines