Evaluating Sources of Information
Use the CRAAP test to evaluate a source (website, article, book, podcast, or anything you intend to use in your research) in terms of its quality and connection to your research topic.
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Two-Minute overview of the CRAAP test
University of Alberta Libraries: Evaluating Sources tutorial
This tutorial walks you through the CRAAP test using specific examples of what might pass or fail the test.
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab: General Guidelines for Source Evaluation
This page lists and describes specific approaches to source evaluation, such as reading the preface or checking the reference list. These approaches complement the CRAAP test approach.