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Research Help: Getting Started

High Library's Virtual Reference Desk

There are two methods we use at Etown to evaluate sources: CRED and the CRAAP Test. With both of these methods, you look at a set of specific elements and use these to determine if your source is of acceptable quality to use for your project.

CRED - Resource Evaluation Method

C - Creator

R - Resource

- Errors/Accuracy

- Date

 

CRAAP Test

C - Currency

R - Relevance

A - Authority

A - Accuracy

P - Purpose

Evaluating Resources

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