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EAP1500 Vargas: Achilles Heel Speech: Web Resources (Free Access)

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Quiz Time!

When you search for "Discrimination" on Google, these sites are the top 7 results you will get:

Google Results for "Discrimination"

Which of these websites would you use for working on your assignment? 

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Wikipedia.org: 0 votes (0%)
Dictionary.com: 0 votes (0%)
Eeoc.gov: 0 votes (0%)
Merriam-Webster.com: 0 votes (0%)
Law.Cornell.edu: 0 votes (0%)
Thefreedictionary.com: 0 votes (0%)
Aclu.org: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Using Wikipedia for your Assignments

Google

Five Rules for Better Results:

  1. Never type in a full question.
  2. Use the most important keywords first.
  3. Perform an "Advanced Search" to refine your results by type of site, document, etc.
  4. Skip the links that appear at the top in a pink box that says "Ads related to..."
  5. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!  

Types of Web Resources

BE AWARE: Different types of websites offer different types of information:

  • Commercial Websites (.com/.net/.biz)
  • Non-Profit Organization Websites (.org)
  • Governmental Websites (.gov)
  • Educational Websites (.edu)

Always think about WHO is presenting the information and WHY they are presenting it.