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INTL 200: Issues and Approaches in International Studies: Read and Evaluate

Libguide for Professor Kristen McLean's INTL 200 course

Keep Calm and Evaluate On

Evaluating Sources with the CRAAP Test

Searching for information can be overwhelming. Part of what makes research challenging is that not all information is reliable or high in quality. When evaluating information, a researcher should consider the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of each source he or she encounters. 

CRAAP Test overview

Text version of the CRAAP test infographic

Additional Resources

Academic Journals v. Popular Magazines

If you find yourself confused as to what kind of article your professor wants you to gather for that paper, use this handy chart to determine if you are looking at an academic or popular article.

Academic Journals vs Popular Magazines Chart

Text version of the Academic Journals vs Popular Magazines chart