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English for Academic Purposes: Find Internet Resources

This guide provides quick access to quality resources relevant to English for Academic Purposes.

Fake News, Misinformation & Propaganda

When you find news online, how can you tell what is real and what is fake? Fake news can be made to look very real and it is important you know how to identify it.

Check our guide on Fake News now!

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Tips for Website Evaluation

CARS: A Method for Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Use these basic evaluation guidelines when evaluating information from the Web.

CREDIBILITY

  • Author's credentials
  • Evidence of Quality Control
  • Meta-Information

ACCURACY

  • Timeliness
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Audience & Purpose

REASONABLENESS

  • Fairness & Objectivity
  • Moderateness
  • Consistency

SUPPORT

  • Source Documentation
  • Corroboration

 Adapted with permission from: Harris, Robert. Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Images

Use these web-based repositories to search for content that is free to use and share. Remember to check the license terms and include a credit -- Giving credit is a fundamental component of academic integrity.

Images with a CC0 license do not require a credit. They are free to use without attribution unless credit is required by your instructor.

CC0 images are an excellent option for brochures and posters

Use this NSCC Library IMAGE subscription resource for personal, non-commercial, or nonprofit educational purposes. Credit is required.

CITING IMAGES

NSCC Guidelines

  • Crediting your sources is a fundamental component of Academic Integrity.
  • When your assignments include images that you have copied you must cite the source.
  • Support for creating APA references and citations is available from Campus Librarians.
  • Web-based support can be found on the NSCC APA web-based guide

Credits vs References

  • A credit line under a visual is the equivalent of an in-text citation. It provides acknowledgment to the creator and the source of the copied image in your text.
  • The reference list is the complete list of all the sources you have used and cited in the creation of your document.
  • The full bibliographic reference to the image should be included in your reference list.
  • This is the same treatment you give to ideas and content you have used to write your document.

Creating Brochures for Assignments?

  • Your credit for images does not have to impact your design.
  • Use a small type size and place the references in their own separate section on the brochure.
  • A well created reference is easy for the reader (your instructor) to link to the images you have used.
  • If you purchased visual content under a license, or are using photographs you took yourself, you don't need to include attribution unless this is a requirement for your assignment.

Creative Commons ~ CC

  • Using a image with a Creative Commons license?
  • Include the CC license type in the credit and reference.
  • For more information on Creative Commons go to the Creative Commons section of the Open Educational Resources guide.
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