Com 220 week2 DQ2
I believe that the most reliable source is the University Library website. The library presents material that is academically relevant and professionally researched and written. An electronic library is like a traditional library, and just like a traditional library, most people use it to find information that they believe is accurate and written by an educated individual who is well informed about their topic. Unlike the electronic library, the other sources are somewhat credible but each source is biased in its own way.
For instance, Wikipedia contains a lot of factual information that can be used for research. The information is broad and covers multiple perspectives on capital punishment. However, Wikipedia is known for having erroneous information and unreliable sources. Therefore, their credibility is questionable. If you choose to use Wikipedia, it is wise to check the information. Also, use other credible sources as well if you choose to use Wikipedia.
Websites can be credible, but this website is so clearly biased. There is no neutrality in the authors message. The author is clearly arguing for capital punishment. Therefore, any information that is presented by the author will be information to support the practice of capital punishment. The best way to utilize this information, regardless of the bias, is to use it if you strongly agree with the authors point-of-view. When used in this way, you can just regurgitate the information because you are essentially arguing the same points. However, you can use the bias in your favor if you also disagree with capital punishment. You can use the websites bias as reasons why you disagree with the practice of capital punishment.
The blog takes a political approach to dealing with the issues of capital punishment. However, rather than just stating facts about capital punishment, the blogger tries to persuade the audience by showing how Kerry is a progressive Democrat who does not argue for capital punishment. The bloggers comparison may be accurate, but it is also strongly biased. The blog may have some credibility, depending on the bloggers expertise and the background information that he/she has on the issue.
Overall, when using any source and checking for credibility, remember to make sure that the source can provide where they got their information. Lastly, make sure that the sources have citations that can also be checked for credibility. Always make sure that your sources are accurate. This will ensure that your information is also accurate, and thus credible.