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IS 1115 TWP: A Library Guide: Evaluating information sources. How Good Is the Evidence?

Information sources establish your credibility. Use the most credible sources that are appropriate for persuading your audience.

Compare the two bibliographies below.  Which is more persuasive?

Bibliography #1



Bellisle, F. (2004). Effects of diet on behaviour and cognition in children. 
     British Journal of Nutrition, 29(Suppl. 2), S227-S232. 
Ferguson, H. B., Stoddart, C., & Simeon, P. G. (1986). Double blind challenge 
     studies of behavioural and cognitive effects of sucrose-aspartame ingestion 
     in normal children. Nutrition Reviews, 44(Suppl), 144-150. 
Kavale, K. A., & Forness, S. R. (1983). Hyperactivity and diet treatment: A 
     meta-analysis of the Feingold Hypothesis. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 
     16(6), 324-330. 
Roshon, M. S., & Hagen, R. L. (1989). Sugar consumption, locomotion, task 
     orientation, and learning in preschool children. Journal of Abnormal Child 
     Psychology, 17, 349-357. 
Wender, E. H., & Solanto, M. V. (1991). Effects of sugar on aggressive and 
     inattentive behaviour in children with attention deficit disorder upon 
     identification of targets in a non-search task. Perceptual 
     Psychophysiology, 16, 143-149. 
Wolraich, M. L., Lindgren, S. D., Stumbo, P. J., Lewis, D. S., Appelbaum, M. I., 
     & Kiritsy, M. C. (1994). Effects of diets high in sucrose or aspartame on 
     the behavior and cognitive performance of children. The New England Journal 
     of Medicine, 330, 301-307. 
Wolraich, M. L., Wilson, D. B., & White, J. W. (1995). The effect of sugar on 
     behavior or cognition in children - A metaanalysis. JAMA-Journal of the 
     American Medical Association, 274(20), 1617-1621. 

Bibliography #2



Busting the sugar-hyperactivity myth. (1999). Retrieved from WebMD website: 
Flora, S. R., & Polenick, C. A. (2013). Effects of sugar consumption on human 
     behavior and performance. Psychological Record, 63(3), 513-524. 
Fraser, L., & Griffin, K. (1996, March/April). Wild kids? Don't blame the sugar. 
     Health, 10(2), 22. 
Hyperactive kids? Blame sugar intake. (1995). USA Today Magazine, 124(2604), 9. 
Losseva-Malho, M. (2017, December 6). Kids, sugar and behavioral issues [Blog 
     post]. Retrieved from The Blog: 
Sachs, J. S. (n.d.). Sugar: Does it really make kids hyper. Retrieved from 
     Parenting website: 
Samples, E. Y. (2008). Does sugar make children hyper? American Fitness, 
     26(3), 28-29. 
Sugar doesn't cause kids to bounce off walls. (1996). Modern Medicine, 64(1),