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Evaluating Web Sites
When considering using a website as a source, evaluate it using the CRAAP scale.
CURRENCY/ TIMELINESS: When the information was published and the importance of the date as it relates to the topic.
RELEVANCE/ COVERAGE OF THE TOPIC: The degree to which the information fulfills your information need.
AUTHORITY: Who is providing this information and are they a reliable source?
ACCURACY: The truthfulness and correctness of the information.
PURPOSE: The reason the Web page/site exists, and the point of view of the author/sponsor.
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Audio Files for Transcription Practice
- Argument Audio
Recordings of arguments heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Listen Notes
"The Podcast Search Engine"
- American English Dialect Recordings: The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection
"The Center for Applied Linguistics Collection contains 118 hours of recordings documenting North American English dialects. The recordings include speech samples, linguistic interviews, oral histories, conversations, and excerpts from public speeches. They were drawn from various archives, and from the private collections of fifty collectors, including linguists, dialectologists, and folklorists."
- Free Audio Books
Fiction and nonfiction audiobooks, from Audible.com and Audiobooks.com
- Speeches & Audio