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When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it, but is it good information? You will have to determine that for yourself. The C.R.A.A.P. test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Some questions will be more important than others depending upon your need.
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
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
The following video provides an introduction to using Google Scholar for academic research.
Instead of choosing UW Stout Library, make sure you search for "Wake Tech" from the library list.
UW Stout Library. (2017, June 20). Introduction to Using Google Scholar. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBcL92Z1Ok0&feature=youtu.be
If the above video, doesn't work, you can also view the video by visiting: https://youtu.be/VBcL92Z1Ok0