When researching a topic, you may find a lot of results, but is it all good information? The critical evaluation of sources is an important piece of the research process. When selecting sources, you should take into account the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. This is known as the CRAAP test.
The tabs in this section have a series of questions to help you evaluate the information you find.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content, and
Purpose: the reason the information exists
What does it mean for a source to be credible? Why is it important to use these sources? How can you tell if a source is credible?
Watch this brief video created by NCSU Library on Evaluating Sources for Credibility.
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