Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Search In Doonesbury

The June 26, 2011 comic strip "Doonesbury" dealt with the impact of ubiquitious search on learning and education. The students portrayed in the comic may have the skills to quickly find facts, but do they know how to wisely interpret information?


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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Blekko is a new search engine that claims to:

  • crawl 3 billion pages of websites selected for quality, and,

  • allows users to create "slashtags" that organizes websites around specific topics or from specified lists of credible sources (credible domains).

Those who want to add their own slashtags must open a Blekko account. The primary developer of Blekko was also behind the Open Directory Project, which uses humans to select individual web pages rather than marking entire domains as reliable.


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Television Viewing In The Digital Age

Jonny Evans of Computerworld provides information on television/video usage trends occuring as viewers become accostomed to the everpresent Internet.


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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Sharon Gaudin noted that "Sarah Palin fans try to rewrite history on Wikipedia" in her June 6 Computerworld article. The fact that partisans can change the content of Wikipedia articles is a major reason to avoid using this tool as the sole source for research. Information found on Wikipedia should be confirmed by consulting other reliable sources.


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