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Research Tutorial

Evaluating Sources

Once you locate a resource that appears to be relevant to your research, you must evaluate it to make sure it is appropriate for your assignment. In some cases, articles from trade journals or websites can be used, but many times your professor will require your research comes from scholarly journals.  The evaluation of any source should include critical criteria and checklists that will be outlined in this module.

For an overview, please see this video from Western University on using the CRAAP test for evaluating sources: