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PSY 620: Measurement Theory - Melroe: Source Evaluation

Ways to Remember

CRAP

Current - when was the page written or updated? Is the info current enough for your topic?

Relevant - is the information presented on the page relevant to your paper?  Is the information within the scope of your coverage?

Author - who wrote the page? Is there eveidence that the author or oraganization is an expert on this subject?

Point of View - is this info fact, opinion, propaganda? Is there a bias? Is the purpose to inform, sell, entertain, persuade?

 

Wikipedia

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Evaluating Internet Resources

This short tutorial from the Purdue University Libraries will reinforce the ability to evaluate sources that was introduced in the Searchpath tutorial.

Source Evaluation Tutorial

Testing/Evaluation

Peer Review Video

Associate Professor & Instruction Librarian

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Brittney Goodman
Contact:
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