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Information Evaluation: Evaluating Internet Sources

Before choosing a source for your research paper, it must be evaluated. Here are some tools to help you understand different types of sources and how to evaluate them.

Why Does Evaluation Matter?

The Internet is not filtered. Anyone can post what they want online, no matter if it is false, biased, or ridiculous.

Anybody can create a website - and it's getting easier and easier to do so.

You should evaluate ALL information, in any format. 

The websites below are dramatic examples that show why evaluation is so critical:

Evaluating Internet Sources

You should apply the CRAP test to Internet Sources, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind. This rubric can help:

Domain Indicators

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