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Evaluating Information Sources
- When looking for information, you need to evaluate your sources carefully
- This is especially true if you are doing an Internet search
- By searching Cuesta Library Search, you automatically limit your results to quality sources
Note: If your instructor wants "peer-reviewed" articles, check off the "peer-reviewed" checkbox in Cuesta Library Search
Not sure if an information source is reliable? Try the CRAAP Test! Review your source for:
Check out CSU Chico's more detailed version of the CRAAP Test.
Video on Evaluating Information Sources
Look for articles that have PDF or HTML links on the right. These are usually free, full-text articles.
Test Your Evaluation Skills
This game will test your ability to spot fake news on the Internet.