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How to Research: 6. Evaluating Your Sources

Evaluating Your Sources

Information about almost any subject is easy to find; however, not all information is good information. An essential part of academic research and writing is learning how to critically analyze and evaluate your sources to eliminate old, incorrect, or irrelevant information. The CRAAP Test provides a good guide for analyzing your research sources.

Understanding Wikipedia

This video by EasyBib teaches students to analyze Wikipedia articles.
Playing Time: 4:22

Using Wikipedia for Research

This video by North Carolina State University Libraries shows the interworkings of Wikipedia, so they can use it more effectively to begin their research.

Running time: 6:41

Video: Evaluating Sources

This video by Penn State briefly illustrates why you should evaluate your resources.