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Research: A Step-by-Step Guide: Evaluating Websites

This guide will help you start learning about the high-quality information and research support available through the Kirk Library

Evaluating Websites

How do I tell if a website is credible?

There are many things to think about when looking for a credible website.

Some instructors might use the CRAP test (Where you search for Currency, Reliability/Relevance, Authority/Author, and Purpose). 

Another great way to find a credible website is to use the SIFT model (stop and check your emotions, investigate the source, find better coverage, and trace claims, quotes, and media back to the original source). 

Be Skeptical!

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