This guide contains resources selected and recommended by Kresge librarians that are designed to help you with research for your MAP projects. If you have questions, be sure to contact your team librarian. We can help you make the best use of all of the resources available to you!
Sarah Blakesley at California State University, Chico developed the CRAAP test as an easy to remember acronym to help provide a checklist of things to consider when evaluating an information or data resource:
Currency – when was it published? Has it been revised or updated? Do the links work?
Relevance – does the information answer your question? Who is the intended audience?
Authority – who is the author/publisher? Is there contact information? Can you use the URL to figure out the source – ie. .com, .org, .edu
Accuracy – where does it come from? Is it supported by evidence?
Purpose – why the information exists