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Research Skills: Evaluating Resources

Evaluating Resources

Sometimes it is difficult to tell if a source is trustworthy. How do you judge the usefulness of a source or the quality? 
Check your source with the CAARP Test! Is it high quality? or does it stink like old fish? 

Carpe scriptum! Seize the source!

CAARP Test

  • Currency
  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Relevance
  • Purpose