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BY 261: Introduction to Microbiology Lab: Evaluate Sources

Evaluate Sources Video Tutorial

Get Help

Schedule an appointment to get help with finding and evaluating Internet sources from the science librarian. 

Select research consultation under type and Jennifer Long under preference of librarian on the form.

Find Internet Sources

Internet sources should be evaluated and used with caution since anyone can post information on the web.

Below are examples of credible websites for microbiology.

Government Agencies

International Organizations

Professional Associations

Scientific News Providers


It is important to evaluate all sources you find especially those on the Internet.  The CRAAP Test 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

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