Article Evaluation

Choose a topic to research that focuses on problems and solutions.  Write your topic statement here:

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To complete your article evaluation this week, conduct a search and find two articles from the Grantham Library (EBSCO) and two from the Internet on your topic.  Make sure to copy and paste the link of each article in the appropriate place on the worksheet below: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, and Article 4, then write a brief two-paragraph summary for every article – cover the currency, reliability, authority, and purpose about the article. 

Article 1

Paste the link here:

Provide an APA Citation:

Currency…

How old is the information?

When was this site last updated?  What date can you find?

Is it current enough for your project?

Reliability…

Is this information accurate? What is the origin of the information?

Who is sponsoring this publication? 

Does the information come from a school or government organization? (.edu, .gov and sometimes .org—non-profit)

Do you trust this source? Why, or why not?

Authority  

Who is behind the information?

Is there a specific author listed on the website?

What knowledge or skill does this author have in the topic area?

Is the author’s email address, contact information, included?

Is the information from a known and trusted organization?

Is there a bibliography given citing the website sources used? Do links go to other reliable information?

Purpose…

What is the motive of the site? 

Does the website seek to inform you and present various sides of an argument or issue?

Is the information use neutral language? Is it free of bias (clearly one-sided opinion), and not trying to sell you something?  

Summary

Article 2

Paste the link here:

Provide an APA Citation:

Currency…

How old is the information?

When was this site last updated?  What date can you find?

Is it current enough for your project?

Reliability…

Is this information accurate? What is the origin of the information?

Who is sponsoring this publication? 

Does the information come from a school or government organization? (.edu, .gov and sometimes .org—non-profit)

Do you trust this source? Why, or why not?

Authority  

Who is behind the information?

Is there a specific author listed on the website?

What knowledge or skill does this author have in the topic area?

Is the author’s email address, contact information, included?

Is the information from a known and trusted organization?

Is there a bibliography given citing the website sources used? Do links go to other reliable information?

Purpose…

What is the motive of the site? 

Does the website seek to inform you and present various sides of an argument or issue?

Is the information use neutral language? Is it free of bias (clearly one-sided opinion), and not trying to sell you something?  

Summary

Article 3

Paste the link here:

Provide an APA Citation:

Currency…

How old is the information?

When was this site last updated?  What date can you find?

Is it current enough for your project?

Reliability…

Is this information accurate? What is the origin of the information?

Who is sponsoring this publication? 

Does the information come from a school or government organization? (.edu, .gov and sometimes .org—non-profit)

Do you trust this source? Why, or why not?

Authority  

Who is behind the information?

Is there a specific author listed on the website?

What knowledge or skill does this author have in the topic area?

Is the author’s email address, contact information, included?

Is the information from a known and trusted organization?

Is there a bibliography given citing the website sources used? Do links go to other reliable information?

Purpose…

What is the motive of the site? 

Does the website seek to inform you and present various sides of an argument or issue?

Is the information use neutral language? Is it free of bias (clearly one-sided opinion), and not trying to sell you something?  

Summary

Article 4

Paste the link here:

Provide an APA Citation:

Currency…

How old is the information?

When was this site last updated?  What date can you find?

Is it current enough for your project?

Reliability…

Is this information accurate? What is the origin of the information?

Who is sponsoring this publication? 

Does the information come from a school or government organization? (.edu, .gov and sometimes .org—non-profit)

Do you trust this source? Why, or why not?

Authority  

Who is behind the information?

Is there a specific author listed on the website?

What knowledge or skill does this author have in the topic area?

Is the author’s email address, contact information, included?

Is the information from a known and trusted organization?

Is there a bibliography given citing the website sources used? Do links go to other reliable information?

Purpose…

What is the motive of the site? 

Does the website seek to inform you and present various sides of an argument or issue?

Is the information use neutral language? Is it free of bias (clearly one-sided opinion), and not trying to sell you something?  

Summary

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