Today's students can feel lost in the abundance of information that is made available to them through the Internet. This crucial book arms students with the right tools to determine which online sources are credible and which aren't. Engaging and informative, it allows them to identify valid, factual information from unsourced statements, misinformation, and outright falsehoods. The skills that students take away from this book will serve them well in their academic life beyond junior high and high school.
* Reviews *Series Review: Digital and Information Literacy
"The books are well laid out with a clean design template, sidebars and relevant illustrations. The information on advanced searching, how search engines work, and types of websites will be new to many students...a great resource when introducing research projects, or to have available in the tech lab. RECOMMENDED."
--Library Media Connection
Book Review: Cited! Identifying Credible Information
"A title that should be required reading in every school in the land. This brief title makes it clear that much of the information on the Internet is someone's opinion that can't be tested or proved. It shows young people how to do accurate and trustworthy research and avoid being suckered by "phony facts". ...go get this book for your kids."
--Roger Rapoport of the McClatchy-Tribune News Service