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GOV 1301: United States Government: Getting Started

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Think Tanks

A "think tank," which is sometimes referred to as a "policy institute," is an organization that engages in research and advocacy in social policy, political strategy,  military issues, economics, and other areas. The majority of think tanks are non-profits while others are funded by governments, business entities, or advocacy groups.

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Encyclopedias

Evaluate...

According to a study at Stanford, nearly half of all web site evaluators (46.1%) used visual cues, to assess a site's credibility. Move beyond what a site looks like...

  • Authority
  • Scope
  • Currency
  • Accuracy