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Short Videos to Help You to Critically Evaluate Sources

The CRAAP test is one technique to help you in evaluating sources and determining whether you should use them in your research assignments.

CRAAP stands for: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose

The short video below walks you though the parts of the CRAAP test and provides you with examples of criteria for each part of the CRAAP test.

The short video below helps you determine whether a source is credible (i.e., high quality, trustworthy, and believable) and touches on criteria that are not readily apparent in the CRAAP test.

Using credible sources is key to your success on academic research project because high quality sources make your project high quality!

Sources of information come in many different formats - from books, newspapers, academic articles to blogs, tweets, and memes. These sources differ in terms of the process of how they are created. This process can impact whether and how you might use a source in your academic research project.

The short video below helps you better understand these processes and explores when using different formats of information might be appropriate.

This short video guides you in finding credible sources for research projects, and explains why some sources are more credible than others.

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