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Faculty and the Library Toolbox: Evaluating Information

How to integrate library resources into your course

Learning Objectives

Students will learn:

1. Why you should evaluate your information sources

2. How the CRAAP test can help you remember what to look for

3. 5 simple criteria you can use to evaluate any source

About this Tutorial

Evaluating Information is designed to help your students get started in their research. This tutorial includes:

  • Interactive learning objects
  • A quiz at the end
  • Additional resources

Ideas for using this tutorial:

  • Link to the tutorial in your syllabus 
  • Link to the tutorial in Blackboard
  • Assign students to view tutorial, take quiz
  • Print quiz results or copy and paste to email or document to upload to Blackboard

Evaluating Information is included in ACC's Research Success Tutorials suite, recognized by the ALA’s Association of College & Research Libraries’ Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee in 2014.

PRIMO recognition

More Resources

The CRAAP Test

(Meriam Library, CSU-Chico)

Primary Sources

Evaluating Information

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Additional ACC Resources

finding and evaluating information on the internet

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