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SOC 250H: Community Forces in Hawaii (Bopp): Evaluating sources

Web site evaluation

When searching for information for your assignments, don't just pick the first site you find. So much of the information on the Internet is not credible. Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate your website and make sure you are only using credible sources.

Evaluating sources using CRAAP criteria

Use this sheet when you are ready to evaluate your source.  You may encounter exceptions to the rule and some sources may be more difficult to evaluate than others.  Ask your instructor or librarian for assistance if you have difficulty evaluating a source.

CRAAP Test Review

What is the CRAAP test?

CRAAP is the acronym for the five criteria used to evaluate the credibility of sources.  

Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose

Use the CRAAP test to evaluate the books and articles you find through the library's catalog and research databases and especially for sources found on the Web.

View the brief slideshow to learn more about the CRAAP criteria.

Evaluating Resources

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