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Introduction to Nursing Research

This guide has been developed to introduce Nursing 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?