In Class 4 we discussed Internet research. This tutorial from the National Library of Medicine Evaluating Internet Health Information that can be reached from this URL should help you to reiterate the major points discussed in class. View this tutorial (it's 16 minutes long) and answer the following questions:

1. List at least two benefits of using web sources when searching for health information.
2. List at least two potential risks, when trusting Internet health resources.
3. Why is it important to evaluate web resources in general and especially in regard to health information?

Your answers should be written in complete sentences, not just two-three words. You can write them as short paragraphs, 2-4 complex sentences each.

For this homework assignment you need to do the following:

1. Write 4-5 keywords that you might find useful in research on the topic chosen by your team.
2. Plan a strategy for narrowing down your topic. You can write a short paragraph or 3-4 questions that might help you to do so.
3. Write a preliminary thesis statement to be discussed with your team in class.

You should post it as a comment to this blog entry. You will not see your post but I will get back to you via e-mail with my comments.

Use the handout given to you in class for useful tips on narrowing down the topic and writing a strong thesis statement. Also read Taking Charge (Chapter 1 of Research Strategies) - it has a good model for research and explains well the role of the thesis statement.

This assignment is worth 20 points if completed on time.

Welcome to UNL 206x in Spring 8W2 section!

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Hello class,

I'm happy to welcome you to my course, Information Literacy in the Sciences UNL 206. I'm looking forward to working with you.