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I'm sure we've talked about this before, but your favorite sample website for evaluating websites? (Tree octopus & DiHydrogoen Monoxide sites are standing favorites, of course)

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The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group : A Database of Synthetic Taxonomy http://www.horg.com/horg/

 ‎· LibSkrat 5
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my all-time favorite: Feline Reactions to Bearded Men https://improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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...Does HORG come under "probably not a real scientific discipline but totally definitely should be"?

 ‎· Deborah Fitchett 2
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oh, absolutely

 ‎· LibSkrat
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^^^ I also love that one :) And this one: Kansas Is Flatter Than A Pancake https://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.php

 ‎· Courtney F 1
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I guess I take a different approach and use real examples. The National Vaccine Information Center (deliberately not linking here) is a good one.

 ‎· Catherine 1
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^ I think if I was doing this I'd want to do one false positive (eg presumably the above), one false negative (there's bound to be some real society out there that last updated their webdesign in the Geocities era), and one fun thing just literally for fun.

 ‎· Deborah Fitchett
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Oh, I've got a pretty good false negative: https://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~duchan/new_history/women_profession.html I mean, it's not full-out Geocities, but it sure doesn't look like current web design. We use this page all the damn time for an assignment that SLP students here have to do in their first year, and often it's some of the only information we can dig up about these women.

 ‎· Catherine 1
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^^ That's what I've been doing... it's a quick exercise with law students, so I'm looking for fun but useful. I'll post the links I've used before below as well.

 ‎· Courtney F
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My worry about using real sites, esp. on a hot topic like vaccines, is that students will get so distracted by the vaxx thing & not pay attention to the "evaluating credibility" part of the conversation. My favorite neutral .org site was beefnutrition.org (sponsored by the Cattleman's Beef Association, but it's no longer online).

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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This is a real group that meets in our library every once in a while. https://www.6502group.org/ I'd like to see someone evaluate this website.

 ‎· Joe 2
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I haven't seen the 6502 mentioned in a very VERY long time. The site appears to reflect the group; the group's continued existence is remarkable. I hereby remark upon it.

 ‎· Walt Crawford 3
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@cogscilibrarian - i think it's still there, it just moved - I used something from them yesterday and it came up - http://www.beefnutrition.org/ Interestingly, one of my students told me that it was actually a gov't website, but I haven't followed up on that.

 ‎· Courtney F 1
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Sorry, here are the others that I have used: https://www.vegsource.com/harris/b_cancer.htm; https://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/popsci.html; https://www.chevron.com/corporate-responsibility/climate-change; http://www.balanceus.org/en/; https://www.improbable.com/2007/05/20/chicken-chicken-continued/; http://www.thedogisland.com/; http://www.globalwarming.org/; http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/mike; https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations; http://rythospital.com/

 ‎· Courtney F
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Darn it, the Headless chicken festival in Fruita is the same weekend as the STELLA Unconference in IA.

 ‎· Joe 2

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