Activity: Credible Sources




Part 1: Work through the following tutorial - http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/webevaluation/

Part 2: Wikipedia

  • Read the first paragraph on this page. Note that this page is a page about how to use Wikipedia for research written by wikipedia themselves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Researching_with_Wikipedia
  • Watch the video embedded below about how Wikipedia can lead you to find other sources and to help you find good search terms when doing research.


Part 3: Reflection Piece
  1. What are three things you will look for when determining if a source is credible?
  2. What are some of the benefits of wikipedia? Name an example of a time when wikipedia can be useful in your research.
  3. What are some of the ways you tell if the information in a wikipedia article is valid or not?