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I'm using Google for preliminary research.
Because of the nature of my assignment, Google should provide the sources I need.
Find Info on the Open Web
The CRAAP Test: Evaluating Material from the Web with a Skeptical Eye
Apply the CRAAP test to materials you find on the Internet to be sure you have found appropriate resources.
C: Currency -- When was it published? Updated?
R: Relevance -- Does the information relate to my topic? What audience was it written for?
A: Authority -- Who is the creator? Author? Are they qualified? Does the URL tell you anything? (.edu, .gov, .com, etc)
A: Accuracy -- Are there references? Are there errors? Broken links?
P: Purpose -- Is the information opinion or fact? Scholarly? Biased? Is it balanced?