Information is not created equal. You will need to evaluate each source you want to use in your research. Use the criteria below to help you evaluate information for credibility and help you determine if it fits your situation.
The CRAAP test: Question your source
Currency: How recent is this information? Has it been updated? Is it current enough for your topic?
Reliability: Is it fact or opinion? Are there references to the sources of information?
Authority: Who is the creator or author? What are the author's credentials?
Accuracy: Where does the information come from? Is the information supported by evidence?
Purpose: Is it biased? Are they trying to sell you something--either a product or an idea?
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