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BY 102: Topics in Contemporary Biology Lab: Evaluate Sources

CRAAP Test

It is important to evaluate all sources you find especially those on the web.  The CRAAP Test by Sarah Blakesle is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find.  Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.

Download a PDF version of the CRAAP Test

Source:  Austin Community College Library Services. (n.d.). Is it CRAAP? http://researchguides.austincc.edu/c.php?g=434716&p=2964937

SIFT Test

It is important to evaluate all sources you find especially those on the web.  The SIFT Test by Mike Caulfield is a list of actions to help you evaluate the information you find.  Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.

Download a PDF version of the SIFT Test

Source:  International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (2021, June 2). How to spot fake news. https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174

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