Reflection Paper

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Sigfried McGee
INF103: Computer Literacy (ABD1224C)
Joan Rhodes Computer Literacy
June 2012

Whenever you use databases like those of the Ashford library or any library from a scholastic source you know that any information found will be from a credible source; however I cannot say the same for other sites. The Ashford University online library is comprised of different types of databases with credible information from around the world. Information on the Internet was created for many purposes such as to inform or persuade to present a viewpoint, and to create or change an attitude or belief. Although when used properly credible information can be obtained through search engines not everything recovered is from a credible source.
For example when using google search engine, you can type a question and the first thing pops up is answer.com this is a site where people amongst your peers answer the question you post, which is not a credible way of getting an answer, although it might be right but still you are taking a chance on what someone is telling you which might be incorrect.
Another thing about using search engine is it always gives you an option for Wikipedia, which is not a bad option but still not reliable because ordinary people like myself which is not a scholar can edit and put information which can mislead, or persuade a person thoughts.
I think if you are looking for a credible source, then you should choose where you obtain your information wisely because academic institution only looking for scholastic source, and Bing, Google, or Yahoo aren’t a bad place to search, however you have to know the proper way to search them in order to get an credible answer from a reliable source.…...

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