Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Links for Mrs. Ahern's D and E Block Health Classes

Finding Good, Current Sources
    • The website might have been updated recently, but that doesn't mean that the sources are current. 
    • If there are no sources, then not only do you have no idea how old the information is, you also have no idea where it came from.
    • (Current is here defined as dating to 2012 or later - information about health topics is dangerous if it's out of date!)
  • Figure out what organizations keep statistics on your topic, and then search their websites. Go straight to the source.
  • Use search operators like site:.gov or site:.org to limit your search on Google.
    • You can get fancy with this - try something like site:stopbullying.gov statistics 2012..2016 to search just the Stop Bullying website for articles mentioning statistics and any year between 2012 and 2016.
Citing Your Sources
  • Citing a website should look like this.
    Author Name. “Name of the Webpage.” Name of the Website, Publication Date. URL.
  • Example:
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics. “Obesity and Overweight.” FastStats, June 13, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
  • Go to the Citation Help tab above for guides and more resources. Remember, you need to cite everything you use - pictures are information, too, since they help to communicate with your audience. (And find the actual source of images you find using Google!)
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