The Web has a huge variety of information, but there is no quality
control that keeps bad sources out.
The first two parts of this project used library recommended online subscription resources, but they are not part of the "open" Internet, where anyone can put up information. This open area is the one that Google searches.
Because it is so easy to put information online, you must be very careful in selecting which web pages you use.
Do a Google search for mindtools
Click on the result with the title MindTools.com
On your worksheet, do an analysis of this Web page.
A note: In this exercise we have been linking directly to various resources, such as the catalog and the magazine database. Normally you would go to our library web site to get to these. Be sure to check out our site (http://library.austincc.edu).
Go to the library website and click on Ask a Librarian at the top of the middle section.
On your worksheet, answer #3. List the phone number for your campus.
When you have completed the exercise on this page, you are finished! Thank you.
What is the CRAAP test?
The CRAAP test is a set of criteria designed by California State University, Chico to help you find the best sources for your school work. It is a good starting point for evaluating sources for academic purposes like papers, reports, and speeches. Use the following rubric to determine if the source you chose passes the test!