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HIS495. Gender and War.: Evaluate

Tip

If you have questions about evaluating information, consult with your professor or a librarian.

Evaluating

It's important to find information that is reliable and appropriate for your assignment.  Some assignments may require certain types of sources (primary or secondary) or types of periodicals (scholarly).  Knowing how to evaluate information will help you with research assignments and also with other decisions you make.

Evaluating information:  the CRAAP Test.

Currency (timeliness)

Relevance (importance)

Authority (source)

Accuracy (reliable, true, correct)

Purpose (reason the information exists)