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Evaluating Sources

Video: Looking for CRAAP

How do you know if a source is good enough to use? Watch the video below and then follow up by reviewing the questions below which provide a way for you to evaluate the sources you find, whether online or via the library's collections.

How to Evaluate Sources Using the CRAAP Criteria

These are questions you can ask yourself when evaluating a potential source to help you decide if it is of high enough quality to use.

Video: Scholarly vs. Popular

What does it mean when your professor asks you to use scholarly sources? Watch the brief video below and then review the characteristics in the chart below to be reminded of the difference between popular and scholarly sources.

Infographic: Comparing Scholarly vs. Popular Sources