Answered By: Kimberley Wroblewski Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 Views: 142
Websites can be tricky! You'll need to ask yourself several questions to evaluate a site's trustworthiness. One way to do this is by using the CRAP test.
Ask yourself, is this CRAP?
- Currency: How recently was the website updated? When was it created?
- Reliability: Does the website have spelling or grammar errors? Does it contain unverified facts?
- Authority: Who wrote the web page? Do they have the proper credentials to discuss the topic?
- Purpose/Point of View: Why has the site been created? Is it trying to sell you a product, influence your opinion, or advance a cause?
Check the link below, or ask your Campus Librarian, for more tips on evaluating your sources.
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