Find out how to critically evaluate information from this video tutorial by Western University Libraries (2.17 min.).
The same information found in the video can be found on Evaluating Sources: The CRAAP Test opens new window by Washington State Libraries.
Use the following criteria to evaluate the information resources you use in your research:
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
Source: Evaluating Information, University Libraries, University of Rhode Island, http://uri.libguides.com/evalinfo