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International students: Evaluate your sources

"Straight off the Internet!"

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

This guide from Dr. Mike Caulfield will help you become more "web literate". It shows the user how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal, how to find web pages that have been deleted, spot fake news etc.

CRAAP test

Evaluating information sources is a important part of the research process. High quality resources supporting your arguments are more likely to translate into better results. The CRAAP test is a very useful tool to evaluate sources. Please keep in mind that the following questions are not static nor exhaustive. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.

developed by Sarah Blakeslee and her team of librarians at California State University. 

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