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Dunwoody Dental Hygiene: 3. Authority

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Authority

Because anyone can publish anything on the internet, it's important for you to verify that the author of a webpage is well informed on the topics they write about.

Which of the following statements is true about the website you are evaluating? The more green checks a website has the more reliable a source it will be. 

 

       There is no identifiable author(s), publisher, source, or sponsor (organization).

http://png-5.findicons.com/files/icons/766/base_software/128/warning.png    The author(s) are named, but credentials cannot be verified or credentials are unrelated to the topic.

http://png-5.findicons.com/files/icons/766/base_software/128/warning.png    There is no author, but a publisher or sponsor is listed.

    The author(s) are named and relevant credentials are verifiable, or the publisher is a credible source on this topic.

   Author's name and credentials are provided, can be verified, and demonstrate probable expertise on the topic; and the publisher is reputable.

   Contact information and other relevant "About Us" information for the author(s)/sponsor is available.

Test Your Skills

Would you use either of these websites as references for a research assignment based on the authority criteria?

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