Evaluating Information Sources

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Evaluating Information Sources

  1. 1. EvaluatingInformation SourcesBy Ashley D’Andrea
  2. 2. Information LiteracyCompetency Standards
  3. 3. How College Students Evaluate andUse Information in the Digital AgeProject Information Literacy Progress Report 2010
  4. 4. Evaluation CriteriaCurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurposeMeriam Library, California StateUniversity. (2010). Evaluating information:Applying the CRAAP test.Retrieved June 6, 2013 from:http://www.csuchio.edu/lins/handouts/evalsites.html
  5. 5. Evaluating Web ContentScenario: I am part of the Practical Nursing programhere at Georgian College and I am writing a paper onthe relationship between metabolism and bodyweight. My instructor says I can use a variety ofsources, but wants us to have at least one credibleweb source….how can I tell what websites are ok toinclude in academic research papers?Apply the CRAAP test!
  6. 6. Google SearchKeywords: Metabolism and body weighthttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/- Metabolism and Weight Loss
  7. 7. Currency
  8. 8. Relevance
  9. 9. Authority
  10. 10. Authority
  11. 11. Accuracy
  12. 12. Accuracy
  13. 13. Purpose
  14. 14. ChecklistCurrencyRelevanceAuthorityAccuracyPurposeDetermine through criticalevaluation (CRAAP test)that the web content meetsall the specified criteriaand is therefore a crediblesource
  15. 15. Presented to you by:Ashley D’AndreaMaster’s of Library and Information ScienceB.A. Media, Information and Techno-Cultureashley.dandrea@gmail.comFor further resources, visithttp://library.georgianc.on.ca/http://www.ala.org/acrl/standardshttp://www.studygs.net/evaluate.htm

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