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FYS 207: Mathematics, Music, and the Mind (2021): Home

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Camila Gabaldón
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Resources for Musical Instrument or Psychology Information

WOU sources for information on musical instruments

WOU sources for information on how we interact with music

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Evaluating sources

How to Spot Fake News

There are tons of good resources on the internet, but not all websites are equal.

Starting with library resources is always a good plan, since we've done some of this for you, but sometimes that isn't enough. If you find a source on your own, use the resources below to help you evaluate whether it is a legitimate source or not.

First, start with the 3 Ws:

  • Who made it? 
    Are they an expert, hobbyist, or lobbyist? You can find clues on the site (about us, etc.) or by doing a we search for the creator to see what others say about them. The domain suffix (.com, .edu, .gov, .mil, etc.) can also give you clues about site.
  • Why did they make it?
    Is it an unbiased site? Are they selling a product or idea (either literally or figuratively)?
  • When did they last update it?
    Is the site maintained or could the information be out of date?

The CRAAP test