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Evaluating Web Resources

USE CRAAP TO EVALUATE SOURCES

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Scholarly or Popular ?

      

     

SCHOLARLY

POPULAR

References

Always include a list of cited references 

Do not cite references

Content

Report on original research projects

Report on current events, trends, issues, or practices

Format

Have a distinct structure

No apparent structure

Authorship

Names, credentials, and contact information provided

Names occasionally given; rarely credentials or contact information

Language

Written in technical language, specific to a particular discipline

Written using language understandable to high school graduate

Appearance

Very serious looking; rarely includes color photographs or advertisements

Flashy appearance, glossy paper, color print and advertisements

Publishers

Often published by professional organizations

Mainly published by commercial publishers

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