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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?