To evaluate our located sources in order to ensure that they inform out thesis, have been written or compiled by a credible source, and connect to one another
EVALUATING SOURCES GUIDE: Have more questions about evaluating sources? Want to know the difference between scholarly and popular sources? Refer to the guide above.
Evaluating Sources: The CRAAP Test
Much of the information on the internet is not regulated or vetted. Despite this fact, there are numerous useful and reliable sources online. Therefore, in order to utilize these, it is especially important for researchers to evaluate a web source before using it to support their ideas or inform their opinions. When using web sources, be sure to examine the:
Although not every single criteria may be applicable to every source, you should evaluate the degree to which the source is reliable or not.
Keeping all of this in mind, and using the CRAAP method criteria below: