Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What constitutes an authoritative source?

An authoritative source is a work known to be reliable because its authority or authenticity is widely recognized by experts in the field. (Reitz, Joan. Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science: Accessed 9/26/2012)

The Library specializes in collecting these types of resources so that students and faculty have the tools they need to research effectively. Rest assured that resources accessed through the Library’s website are always authoritative and appropriate for academic work.

Using Google for research is risky -- same goes for Yahoo!, Bing, and other search engines on the web. Free internet resources are sometimes authoritative (especially if they are offered by government agencies or academic institutions), but usually are not. Wikipedia, for example, is not authoritative because there is no way to verify authorship and anyone can edit an entry at any time.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday is Free State Parks Day!

This Saturday, September 29, is Free State Parks Day! Free Admission & Parking at any Georgia State Park! Demorest students, take note: there are 6 state parks within a half-hour's drive and 14 within an hour! Visit for more information.