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Evaluating a Source: CRAAP Guidelines

The Basics

The CRAAP Guidelines provide a place to start when evaluating a potential source. These criteria are not a checklist. Depending on the source, certain areas might be very important to your decision or may be irrelevant. Taken as a whole, these guidelines allow you to consider multiple aspects of the source before making a decision.

CRAAP Guidelines Video

Contacting a Reference Librarian

Library staff is available to help with your questions big or small.

Walk-in questions are welcome! You can find research assistance in Flory Room 110 (Cori Biddle) or 112a (Vickie Montigaud-Green)

or you can schedule a Research Consultation!

Virtual Assistance is available via 

Phone: 540-828-5642
Email: reference@bridgewater.edu
Text: 540-318-1962

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