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ELMC 5000: Senior Design I

Getting Started

Finding sources is one thing -- evaluating whether the source is useful depends on whether the source is credible and provides facts or expert opinion appropriate for your research question.

How Do You Know When a Source is Credible?

For quick tips to help help judge the trustworthiness of all sources, check out this video from NCSU Libraries.  

CRAAP Test

Currency The timeliness of the information.
Relevance - The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority - The source of the information.
Accuracy - The reliability truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose - The reason the information exists.

Tips for Evaluating Websites

For a great introduction geared specifically towards the evaluation of websites, check out this video from  the Community College of Vermont's Hartness Library!