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Finding Information

How to find information for your assessments, and how to get the most out of your sources once you've found them.

Evaluating information

What you can learn from this page:

  • Why you should evaluate your sources
  • How to use the CRAAP test

The CRAAP test for evaluating sources

Not everything you find will be useful, valid or accurate. No matter what source you use, you should be mindful of your sources and think critically about the information in them.

The CRAAP test is one way to evaluate your sources by checking for:

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

Watch this video to see how the CRAAP test will help you to find quality information every time.

Video Transcript

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