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Here is a list of the terms and definitions on each card.
Term: Government Agency
Definition: Example: Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov). Information from government agencies is professionally researched and backed by the US Government. Appropriate for a scholarly context.
Term: Reputable News Organization
Definition: Example: The New York Times (www.nytimes.com). "Reputable" is the key term here, but well-established news organizations with well-paid, professional journalists are considered appropriate in most scholarly contexts.
Term: Educational Publisher
Definition: Examples: McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Meridian Films. Books, films and web sites from these publishers are meant for educational uses and are appropriate in a scholarly context.
Term: Scholarly Journal
Definition: Examples: Journal of the American Medical Association, Wilson Quarterly. Scholarly journals are meant to educate scholars and students. Appropriate for a scholarly context.
Term: Professional Organization
Definition: Examples: Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (www.spcp.org), American Medical Association (www.ama.org). These organizations are made up of professionals in a certain field and contribute to scholarship in the field. Appropriate for a scholarly context.
Term: Content Farm
Definition: Examples: About.com, E-How.com. These web sites often claim to offer educational information, but their content is primarily aimed at directing Internet traffic toward their advertisements. Content on a wide variety of subjects is written by freelance writers with little expertise. Appropriate for informal use.
Term: Online Forum
Definition: Examples: The Tattoo Forum (www.thetattooforum.com), or any online user reviews. Online forums are generally informal and not a scholarly exchange of ideas. "Credentials" of other contributors are usually not verifiable. Appropriate in an informal context.
Term: Social Network
Definition: Examples: Twitter, Facebook. The online equivalent of a discussion with friends, social media sites are informal and not a scholarly exchange of ideas. Appropriate for an informal context.
Definition: Examples: CNN News Blog (news.blogs.cnn.com), Needles and Sins (needlesandsins.com), Tattoos Day (tattoosday.blogspot.com). Blogs are typically unedited, personal, web sites that usually express the writer's viewpoint and invite comments by others. Appropriate for an informal context.
Term: Personal Web Site
Definition: Examples: MySpace pages, Angelfire sites. An individual's unedited personal opinion or information. Appropriate for an informal context.
Term: Known Expert Individual or Organization
Definition: Example: Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com). A reputable organization or expert individual can provide information appropriate for a scholarly context.
Definition: Examples: WikiHow (wikihow.com), Wikipedia (wikipedia.org). A web site that invites readers to contribute to and collaboratively build its content. Since contributions are usually anonymous, wikis are generally appropriate for informal use.