Online Resources

  • 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.

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    An online encyclopedia is an informational resource that contains articles on various  topics or subjects.

    Britannica School Encyclopedia      World Book Encyclopedia     

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    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.

     PebbleGo   Pebble Go Next     Culture Grams     Fact Cite The Lincoln Library Online   Science Flix

    Scholastic Go    Power Knowledge Life Science    

      Brain Pop Jr.    Brain Pop       Wonderopolis

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    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.

    Tumble Books    Sora  

    Rosen Learning Center

    (Spotlight on New York)

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    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?)

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