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Evaluating Sources

Learn the criteria to evaluate research sources!

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Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • List the words for which the CRAAP acronym stands
  • Identify several factors that indicate a source is authoritative, i.e.:
    • Availability of contact information;
    • A URL that contains .edu, .gov, or .org
    • Author’s credentials qualify her to write on a subject
  • Apply “CRAAP Test” criteria to a given web page to determine if it is an authoritative source, i.e.:
    • organization behind website is legitimate (Authority)
    • if website has many broken links and strange content, it is not authoritative (Accuracy)


Format: Tutorial (6-8 minutes)

Certificate: Yes, with 100% score on the four-question quiz (quiz is repeatable)

Accessibility: Closed Captions and downloadable transcript; poorly navigable by keyboard in Flash version


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Author: Lindsay O’Neill and Lettycia Terrones

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