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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 23

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Criteria for Evaluation: Purpose

  • Is the intended audience easily identifiable?
  • Is the intent of the information clearly stated or implied? The intent can be to inform, teach, sell, persuade, or entertain.
  • Does the author/creator have an obvious agenda?
  • Does the Web site link to organizations with an obvious agenda?
    The following link will take you to an excellent example of a well designed site. Several different aspects of this site will be pointed out to you at different times during the remainder of this lesson.  

The Vonnegut Web:


The visual aspects of this site reflect the author and his work. Remember that the look of a site plays an important part in how the textual information is portrayed.  

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