What is an online resource?
An online resource is a source you can go to using a computer or device to find answers to your questions or to simply read or look for information.
An online encyclopedia is an informational resource that contains articles on various topics or subjects.
An online database is a source where a collection of pieces of information on various topics is organized. These "pieces" of information can originally come from different sources, like an encyclopedia, a magazine, a book, a webpage, etc.
An eBook is a book that can be read using a device that is connected to the Internet. An interactive book is like an eBook except that you can participate in your reading using a device.
(Spotlight on New York)
A website is a group of webpages that often contain information that are made available by an individual, a company, or an organization. Be careful when using websites as sources of information!
Watch out for the TRAAP!
Timeliness (the "newness" of the information; When was the information published?; © date)
Relevance (the importance of the information to you; Does the source help you answer your questions?; Is it too advanced? Or too basic?)
Authority (the source of the information; Who is the author? Are they an expert on the topic?)
Accuracy (the reliability and correctness of the information; Who published the information? .com, .gov, .edu, .net, .K12, . org, .mil)
Purpose (the reason the information was created; Was the information published to inform, entertain, persuade, sell? Is more than one perspective given?)