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Personal Support Worker

This guide has been developed to introduce Personal Support Worker students to Humber Libraries' resources and services, and to help with research.

Evaluating Web Information

It is important to evaluate web sources to determine whether the information found is appropriate for your research.

Use the CRAAP Test method to determine if a web resource is right for you. Evaluate sources based on the following points:

  • Currency: When was the information published? Is it up to date?
  • Relevance: Is the information what you're really looking for?
  • Authority: Who published, wrote, or edited the information?
  • Accuracy: Is the information reliable and accurate?
  • Purpose: What is the purpose of the information? Is it biased?

Search the Web like a Pro!

The following video provides an introduction to some simple search techniques that can be used to weed-out irrelevant and low-quality sources, so that you can find the most relevant and credible sources for your research task.