Evaluating Resources


Select a source of chemistry information from the open web (the topic can be any topic related to chemistry or that of your research topic).

Evaluate the source and explain why it is or is not a credible source of information.

Use the name of your source as the title of your Discussion post. You cannot use a source that one of your classmates has already used as a topic for their initial Discussion post.

For your discussion this week, you need to respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial posts and discuss whether you agree or disagree with their assessment and citation and why. Continue to follow your classmates’ posts for the remainder of the week, addressing any follow-up posts to your posts, and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Similarly, be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own original posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification from your classmates.

Use the following materials for assistance:

Access the Natural Sciences Program Guide from the APUS Online Library. Select the “Websites” tab. Review the links in the “Internet Research: Tips for Science Students” box.