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Nutrition

Find library and open access resources for researching nutrition and dietetics.

Activity 1: Comparing Search Engines

Open 3 windows in your browser (Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), one for each of the following search engines:

  1. Yahoo
  2. Google
  3. Bing

In each search engine, run the following search (exactly):

nutrition for cancer prevention

How do your search results compare between all three search engines? Are the search results the same or do they differ? Is one search engine better than the other?

Activity 2: Evaluating Information Sources

Visit each of the following web sources.

1. Evaluate each source using the CRAAP Test.

2. Determine which source(s) you would consider reliable, good sources of information.

Be prepared to share your answers:

Gluten Source #1

Gluten Source #2

Gluten Source #3

Gluten Source #4

 

Activity 3: Finding Good Information

You are looking for information on the health benefits of probiotics. Use the following sources to find 'good' and reliable information (ie. would you cite it in a college level paper?). Apply the CRAAP Test to the sources you find to help you determine if the information is reliable. 

1. Search Google

2. Search Academic Search Premier

Tips:

  • Be mindful of the search terms you use
  • Take advantage of the tools and limiters provided in both Google and library databases

Be prepared to share your answers!