Here are the results of our poll.

1. To start a research paper:2.Time spent selecting a source:
 look for books - 867 / 1%
 look for articles - 799 / 1%
 look for Web sites - 60449 / 97%
 more than 15 minutes - 1021 / 16%
 between 5 and 15 minutes - 1424 / 22%
 less than 5 minutes - 59670 / 939%

3. Most frequently use Web to look for:

4.To determine if information is factual:
 news, sports, and weather - 816 / 1%
 information for class assignments - 657 / 1%
 information for personal interests - 60642 / 97%

 respect the author's expertise - 481 / 0%
 verify facts in another source - 2102 / 3%
 assume it is probably true - 59532 / 95%
Total Votes : 62115

Regardless of where you find your information or what type of information it is, you should judge it critically. Evaluating the information doesn't necessarily have to take much time, but it can be challenging.

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