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PSY 230L: Stats/Methods I Lab - Malone/Bergstrom: Source Evaluation

Workshop focusing on PsycINFO and evaluation of sources

Ways to Remember


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 evidence that the author or oraganization is an expert on this subject?

Accuracy - is the information reliable? Is the info supported by evidence?  Is it peer reviewed?

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

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

The CRAAP Test Worksheet

Associate Professor & Instruction Librarian

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Brittney Goodman
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