Evaluating Sources and Source Citation

Source evaluation is extremely important when you are researching.  With the vast amount of information on the internet, deciding which sources are credible can be daunting.  However, evaluating a source's credibility is only part of the equation.  You must also decide if it will be the best source for your particular paper or project.  Here is a video that explains the C.R.A.A.P. test and will assist you in choosing your sources.


Once you have evaluated your sources, you must cite them so that you give credit for the information you are using in your research.  If you don't cite your sources, you are stealing someone else's intellectual property.  Furthermore, you cannot copy the research word for word as that is plagiarism.  It is extremely important that you document your sources and give proper credit.

Here are some helpful sites to ensure that you document your sources properly.




MLA 8th Edition Citation Guide by EasyBib Here is the main page for our MLA Style guides for citations. MLA is the most popular style used when citing sources, so if you’re unsure of what your teacher wants this is a good place to start. Citation Basics Quick Guide Web Rules Fundamentals of MLA Citation How to Format Parenthetical Citations How to ...


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