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Evaluating Your Information

Wartburg College.

In this age of information technology, it's very important for information consumers to be able to determine which information is true or false, fact or opinion, valid or irrelevant.  Not all information is "good" information. 
     One simple tool to evaluate information is the "C.R.A.A.P. Test"; Currency, Reliability, Authority, Accuracy, & Purpose.



Is your information "CRAAP"py?  Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate your sources.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Watch this video to get a good idea of the differences between primary and secondary sources.

Hartness Library, producer. Primary vs. Secondary Sources. YouTube, Vermont Tech, 2017,

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Taking Notes

Citing Your Sources

Writing Tips

St. Cloud State University's Literacy Education Online - Guide to writing a research paper

Purdue Universityʻs Online Writing Lab - Researching, Writing, Citing

Grammar Girl - Guide to grammar, punctuation, and the English language.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Basics of grammar and mechanics

  Turn It In! - Plagiarism Checker