Please be sure to check the box for Scholary (Peer-Reviewed) when conducting a database search. If you have found articles from other sources, please consider these issues as you evaluate your articles.
C: Currency: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted?
R: Relevance: Is the information directly related to your topic?
A: Authority: The source of the information. What are the author's credentials?
A: Accuracy: The reliability and correctness of the content. Where does the information come from?
P: Purpose: The reason the information exists. What biases are involved? Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?
Use this link to print a copy of the C.R.A.A.P. Test created by the librarians at Cal State Chico. Remember, just because a site or source has accurate information (like Wikipedia) it may not be a reliable source for a research paper.