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*This can be applied to the Hot Box as well

So many of you I'm sure often get challenged for evidence and/or sources to back up any statements you make and its good to be challenged to avoid the spread of misinformation. So I thought I would be nice and include some handy and reputable sources you can use and link on any posts you make, at least the scientific ones :) I know it can be daunting to pull up one of these sites and poke through them looking for information, but each one has either an index, a search feature or both, so hopefully you won't have trouble finding your references.

*Note: one does NOT have to use these sources to be considered valid, for criteria about valid resources scroll to the bottom

Science.gov

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

New England Journal of Medicine

National Center for Biotechnology Information & PubMed

U.S. National Library of Medicine

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

MedlinePlus.gov

U.S. Department of Labor

National Archives and Records Administration

Specialized Information Sources

Department of Health and Human Services

Politifact ( Provides you with many sources)

U.S. Department of State

Office of The United States Trade Representative

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

U.S. Social Security Administration

Social Security Advisory Board

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Election Commission

*For crime rates by state, refer to your state's Department of Public Safety (ex. North Carolina Department of Public Safety)*

Note: I have taken the time to also run these sites through a tool I use that verifies the authenticity and reliability of these sites

*I will add to this list in the future*

*Note:You dont have to reference any of these websites. As long as the website you reference contains reputable sources and/or references within its contents, it too can be considered valid.

For a Criteria on what to look for in choosing sources, the links below have proven quite useful:

 

United Nations: Criteria Used in Evaluating Web Resources

Cornell University Library- Evaluating Websites: Criteria and Tools

University of California- Evaluating Resources

Northern Michigan University- Evaluating Internet Sources

University of Illinois- Evaluating Internet Sources & Determining if a Source is Scholarly

*This thread was inspired by @Sally

 

Edited by King of the Forest
Updated the "inspired by" due to AVEN's update
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Malum

Pew research is a reputable census site if you wanna add that.

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God of the Forest

Pew research is a reputable census site if you wanna add that.

Ok, I check it out and see if it meets the criteria to be considered a reputable and reliable resource.

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Sally

Thank you for doing this, Bunny. Hopefully people will use these sources instead of some random's personal website that confirms their misinformation.

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God of the Forest

Thank you for doing this, Bunny. Hopefully people will use these sources instead of some random's personal website that confirms their misinformation.

you are actually the one who inspired me to do it :)

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iff

Really good post happy bunny, thank you :)

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God of the Forest

*Updated List to include the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)*

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Sally

NEJM -- New England Journal of Medicine, also. For the Brits, Lancet.

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Skycaptain

Pubmed is a collation facility for peer-reviewed medical articles

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God of the Forest

NEJM -- New England Journal of Medicine, also. For the Brits, Lancet.

Pubmed is a collation facility for peer-reviewed medical articles

Thanks so much!! Both of those are excellent resources!!

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God of the Forest

*Updated to add New England Journal of Medicine*

*Updated to add PubMed*

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Pramana

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an extremely useful resource for all things philosophy related (I think most philosophy students today are dependent on it to one degree or another).

https://plato.stanford.edu

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The Dryad
On 8/13/2016 at 8:21 PM, King of the Forest said:

*This can be applied to the Hot Box as well

So many of you I'm sure often get challenged for evidence and/or sources to back up any statements you make and its good to be challenged to avoid the spread of misinformation. So I thought I would be nice and include some handy and reputable sources you can use and link on any posts you make, at least the scientific ones :) I know it can be daunting to pull up one of these sites and poke through them looking for information, but each one has either an index, a search feature or both, so hopefully you won't have trouble finding your references.

*Note: one does NOT have to use these sources to be considered valid, for criteria about valid resources scroll to the bottom

Science.gov

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

New England Journal of Medicine

National Center for Biotechnology Information & PubMed

U.S. National Library of Medicine

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

MedlinePlus.gov

U.S. Department of Labor

National Archives and Records Administration

Specialized Information Sources

Department of Health and Human Services

Politifact ( Provides you with many sources)

U.S. Department of State

Office of The United States Trade Representative

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

U.S. Social Security Administration

Social Security Advisory Board

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Election Commission

*For crime rates by state, refer to your state's Department of Public Safety (ex. North Carolina Department of Public Safety)*

Note: I have taken the time to also run these sites through a tool I use that verifies the authenticity and reliability of these sites

*I will add to this list in the future*

*Note:You dont have to reference any of these websites. As long as the website you reference contains reputable sources and/or references within its contents, it too can be considered valid.

For a Criteria on what to look for in choosing sources, the links below have proven quite useful:

 

United Nations: Criteria Used in Evaluating Web Resources

Cornell University Library- Evaluating Websites: Criteria and Tools

University of California- Evaluating Resources

Northern Michigan University- Evaluating Internet Sources

University of Illinois- Evaluating Internet Sources & Determining if a Source is Scholarly

*This thread was inspired by Sally

 

I'm seriously gonna use these sources when writing essays, where was this list when I needed it this semester?:redface:

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God of the Forest

Aww I'm glad!! :D I made this list back in the day when people in the Hot Box were using really really bad sources and they were constantly questionsing each others sources so I was like "ok guys, just calm down and use these"

3 minutes ago, The Dryad said:

I'm seriously gonna use these sources when writing essays, where was this list when I needed it this semester?:redface:

 

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carbomb

As far as news / current events go, definitely go with AP and Reuters.

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mindlife

Also include the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration NARA

Include the Congressional Research Service, CRS

General Accounting Office, GAO

Congressional Budget Office, CBO

Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS

 

 

 

 

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Leolith
On 28.3.2017 at 3:15 AM, Pramana said:

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an extremely useful resource for all things philosophy related (I think most philosophy students today are dependent on it to one degree or another).

https://plato.stanford.edu

I agree, it's a very useful resource and is peer reviewed and the articles are written by those philosophers who are experts in the article's field. (Although I do wonder how it could be useful as a source in political debate when numbers are wanted.)

 

And knowing that my following criticism is useless:

Most of the sources seem to be very centred around North America and it would be nice to have more diversity. Yet I can't recommend any sites instead.

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⚸ Hughesation ⚸

Anarchist Library is a great source for essays and writings on anarchy, in terns of politics, theory and philosophy.

Just thought it might be helpful.

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Pramana

While not exactly an official source, the XKCD comic 'Duty Calls' that addresses the foibles of arguing with PEOPLE WHO ARE WRONG ON THE INTERNET is probably relevant. https://xkcd.com/386/

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