Regardess of where information comes from, it is always a good idea to evaluate your sources. This will help you select the best sources of informatioin for research and anytime that you are seeking information.
Here are a few links that might help you to find useful information. If you need help with better searches, check out the red box to the right, or visit the Library for assistance.
Finding accurate, reliable sources of information online can be a challenge. As a rule of thumb, some of the best information on the web comes from government agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. However, all sources should be carefully evaluated before you use them. An easy way to remember how to evaluate information is to apply the C.R.A.A.P Test.
Thanks to the librarians at California State University, Chico for developing the CRAAP test.
While it may seem easier to do a web search for information rather than use a library database, you need to critically evaluate web sites. While there are numerous web pages that describe how to evaluate a web site, in addition to the C.R.A.A.P Test, here are a few other websites that you may find useful: