History of Internet?? Academic communities (late 60s/early 70s) Email, chat rooms (1970s) WWW (1990s) Format change (comm., urban legends, etc.)
Wise Consumer of Information? Are you critically thinking or barely thinking?
Does Google Have All the Answers? http://ucomics.com
Evaluation Criteria Authority – who created the site? Accuracy – can a print source verify the info.? Purpose – personal site? academic? commercial? Content – site include reference to research? Currency – when was the site last updated? Usability – are all the links working?
InfOhio Resource Examples National Biography Annals of American History The Art Collection Encyclopedia Britannica Online (School Edition)Encyclopedia Britannica Online EBSCO Host
Colonial America Resources Librarians Index to the Internet Questia Wikipedia Salem Witch Trials: The World Behind the HysteriaSalem Witch Trials: The World Behind the Hysteria Colonial American Database KnowItNow