The following are some general, basic criteria to consider when evaluating all your resources.
Does the information presented seem accurate? Are the facts verifiable?
Who is the author? What expertise does he or she have on this topic? Who sponsors the site? Check the domain name (.org, .edu, .gov, etc.) to determine if it is a university, business, organization, or an individual.
What is the stated purpose of the site? Check the "About..." link on a web page if there is one. What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased? What kind of sites does this one link to?
On what date was the page created? Do you need more current information? Do links on the site still work?
Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?
Consider limiting your OneSearch results to these source types.:
Listen and Translate in College in Context
Conduct a search in College in Context. In your search results, click on the title of an article. Click on Listen (speaker icon) or Translate at the top of the article.
Text-to-Speech and Other Accessibility Features in Academic Search Complete and MasterFILE Premier
Conduct a search in one of the databases listed above. In your search results, click on HTML Full Text under the article description. Click on the Listen (speak) icon at the top of the article. For more information, on the Text-to-Speech feature and other tools that enhance accessibility in EbscoHost databases, click on the title above.
Read Aloud and Translate in Credo Reference
After your search, click on the title of an article in Credo Reference. Click the hamburger menu icon in the upper right. Choose Read Aloud or Translate.
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