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Evaluating Online Sources
The Internet can provide access to much useful information; however, users should evaluate the quality of each web site consulted. Unlike print sources, there are no quality standards for publication.
As with print publications you should be aware of:
- Authorship and affiliations
- Author qualifications
- Bias and special interest
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Boston College's University Libraries has posted a list of questions to ask yourself when you evaluate a web site or web pages.
Suggest Internet Resources for Communcation
Center for Nonverbal Studies
The Center's mission is to advance the study of human communication in all its forms apart from language. The Center's goal is to promote the scientific study of nonverbal communication, which includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design.
Exploring Nonverbal Communication
Site contains a University of California video series on Non-Verbal Communication. Videotapes are produced by Dane Archer and explores facial expression, tone, hand gestures, body movements, space, and touch.
International Communcation Association
ICA is an international association for scholars interested in the study of all aspects of human communication, as well as in the teaching of communication
Website from Northern Virginia Community College. The study of interpersonal relationships are interdisciplinary in scope. Resources available on the Interpersonal Web are drawn from other humanities areas such as philosophy, literary studies, media criticism, and ethics as well as from fields in the social sciences including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, and linguistics. Professional and practical applications of theories and practice in interpersonal communication may be made to other areas such as business, medicine, law, law enforcement, journalism and engineering, which depend on successful interpersonal communication.
National Communication Association
NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance