The following video explains how to critically evaluate any resource by using the C.R.A.A.P. test.
Western University. (2012, January). Evaluating Sources. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyMT08mD7Ds&feature=youtu.be
If the above video doesn't work, copy and paste the following into your browser: https://youtu.be/EyMT08mD7Ds
Online Guides for Style and Citations
How to do Research
The Research Process
1. Identify your topic
2. Develop search terms
3. Conduct a search
4. Evaluate information
5. Cite your sources
BibMe (opens in new window)
This is an automatic bibliography maker. It incorporates MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles.
Citation Machine (opens in new window)
This site provides examples for creating reference citations for research papers. It includes MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago styles. It allows users to type information in the text boxes and the citation machine creates the work citations.
Citefast (opens in new window)
This link provides templates on how to create citations using MLA, APA, etc. It also allows you to export completed citation(s) into MS Word.
KnightCite (opens in new window)
KnightCite is a free site that automatically produce MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations for 25 types of sources.
From the Hekman Library at Calvin College. Style Wizard (opens in new window)
This free site automatically produces MLA or APA style citations for 6 basic types of sources. There is excellent help on each screen to walk users through the processing of citing a source.
How to use a database
The following video provides an introduction to the library databases. It will instruct you on how to access them and get started with them.
If you can't access the video, copy and paste this link into your browser:
https://youtu.be/jgjZZPkESIE (opens in new window)