Find scholarly journal articles
Tell the difference between trade and peer reviewed journals.
Use a bibliography to find further sources
Evaluate a website using the CRAAP test.
The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
Use the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources!
Developed at Meriam Library California State University, Chico. The CRAAP test is a list of questions one should ask when doing research.
Currency > : > The timeliness of the information.
Relevance > : > The importance of the information for your needs
Authority > : > The source of the information
Accuracy > : > The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content
Purpose > : > The reason the information exists
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