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UNIV 100: Freshman Seminar

This guide is for freshmen students currently taking University 100.

Evaluating Websites

In this video you will learn: How to determine if a website is a good source for your assignment.

Evaluating Sources with CRAAP

A young girl looking down at a dog with the caption "Is that CRAAP?"

Currency - When was it published?  For websites, when was the last revision? Does your topic require the most current information?

Relevancy - How well does it relate to your topic? Who is the intended audience? Does this satisfy your information need?

Authority - Who is the author? What are the author's credentials or affiliations? Are they qualified to write on this topic?

Accuracy - Where does the information come from? Is the information supported by evidence? Does the author cite their sources?

Purpose - Is the purpose to inform, sell, entertain or persuade the reader? Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda? Can you identify any bias?

CRAAP Test Worksheet: Use this worksheet to help you evaluate your source to determine its credibility and whether or not you should use it in your research project. 

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