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Info 5: Websites

Websites

How can you tell if a website is reliable?

In general, follow the CRAAP method to decide whether or not a website is reputable:

Currency -- Is the information timely?
Relevancy -- Does the information answer your research question.
Authority -- Who is the source of the information?
Accuracy -- Does the information seem reliable, truthful, and correct?
Purpose -- Why does this information exist?

For detailed information about the CRAAP Test please view this informative webpage from the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico.

CRAAP Test Reminders

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