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Evaluating Sources

Start with the Basics

If you are not sure how to evaluate a source, The CRAAP Guidelines provide a place to start. There are some limitations to the guidelines however. They are not a checklist. Depending on the source, some of its criteria might be very important to your decision or may be irrelevant.

Taken as a whole, these guidelines remind you to consider multiple aspects of the source before making a decision.

CRAAP Guidelines Video