Checkpoint Evaluating Sources

Checkpoint Evaluating Sources

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Appendix B

Web Source Evaluation

1. What is your expository essay topic? My expository essay topic is Language in the United States.

2. Provide the URL of the Web site:

3. Provide the name of Web site: The name of the website is called Wikipedia

4. Primary use: Educational Commercial Other

5. What is the purpose or goal of this Web site? Wikipedia's purpose is to act as an encyclopedia, a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge.

6. What organization or individual created this site? Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales, is an American Internet entrepreneur best known for his role in founding Wikipedia, as well as other wiki-related projects, including the charitable organization Wikimedia Foundation, and the for-profit company Wikia, Inc.

7. Does this organization or individual have affiliations that might create a built-in bias toward the information? Explain your answer. Despite my best efforts to try and find some type of affiliation that might create any bias information there were none. The truth of the matter is that Wikipedia is used worldwide and is very respected by everyone.

8. What other references are cited for the information presented? There are no other references for this information.

9. What other types of organizations are linked to this site? (Using the Google search engine, type link: and the Web site address [for example,].) The only organization linked to this site is Wikipedia.

10. Who is the author of the page? Does that person have valid credentials to present this information? Explain your answer. To be honest, there is no author in Wikipedia. But, two men named Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger have created Wikipedia, though the owner now is...

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