1.4.1 PROMPT

There is so much information available on the Internet on every topic imaginable. But how do you know if it is any good? And if you find a lot more information than you really need, how do you decide what to keep and who to discard?

In this section we are going to introduce a simple checklist to help you to judge the quality of the information you find. Before we do this, spend a few minutes thinking about what is meant by information quality.

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Journal bibliometrics was developed by Jennifer Coombs
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The largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,200 miles of islands and submerged reefs. A plethora of coral thrives here, along with a sweep parrotfish, sugeonfish, barracuda, and sharks. Run time 4:11.
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5.3 Irregular and unorthodox practitioners

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At the 29th Annual ACT Enrollment Planners Conference, Director Lee Rainie will highlight 13 things everyone should know about how today’s teens use technology. With data from the Pew Research Internet Project’s national surveys of teens and parents, Lee will highlight some critical wa

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4.2 Questions for review and discussion

Question 1

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