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Assignment 1: Information Literacy

1. Use the Internet to find a Technology current event article

The article must be current (no more than 30 days old) and from a reputable source
Article must discuss one or more of the following topics:
o Mobile technology
o Ethics
o Privacy
o Security
o Emerging technology
Some recommended sites are zdnet.com, techcrunch.com, technology sections of CNN,
BBC, and Economist.

2. Write a paragraph summarizing the article. (5 points)


3. Find two additional Internet articles on the same topic. (4 points)

Run the search on two different search engines.


Identify the search engines you used.
Compare the results from the two searches was one search engine better than the
other, why, how.

4. TRAAP your sources. (8 points)


Evaluate one Internet article you found in step 3. by answering the following questions:
1. Time when was it written? Has it been updated?
2. Relevance does it relate to your topic or answer your question?
3. Authority who is the author(s)? Are they qualified to write about this topic? How do
you know?
4. Accurate is the information trustworthy? Is it supported by evidence? Has it been
tested for accuracy?
5. Purpose why was it written, to inform, sell, persuade? Is there a bias or is the material
objective?
6.

5. Find two scholarly journal articles on the same topic from the CCBC library
databases. (4 points)

List the keywords you used to find the articles.


Identify the database you used. Justify the choice of the database used.

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6. Compare the Internet and Journal articles. (6 points)


Write a paragraph comparing the two articles based on the following:
Ease of access
Timeliness
Authority

7. Cite all five sources in APA or MLA format. (10 points)

Specify which format you are using.


You may also use Easy Bib to create citations

6. Formatting of document. (4 points)

Place the title of the assignment and your name on the left side of the header.
Place the page number in the center of the footer.

Grading of Project
Paragraph summarizing the article
Two additional Internet articles
TRAAP your sources
Two additional Journal articles
Compare the Internet and Journal articles
Cite all five sources
Formatting of document
Total

5 points
4 points
8 points
4 points
4 points
10 points
4 points
40 points

Points will be deducted for spelling and grammatical errors.

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