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Credible and Non-Credible Sources

How to Recognize and Differentiate between them in order to write high-quality scholarly papers
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Nurlybek Kunebayev

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Transcript of Credible and Non-Credible Sources

Credible and Non-Credible Sources:
How to Recognize and Differentiate Between Them In Order to Write High-Quality Scholarly Papers

The CRAAP Test
RELEVANCE
CURRENCY
AUTHORITY
Ask Questions:

- When was it published?

- Is your topic one that requires current information?

- Has this source been updated in a subsequent edition?
Find Answers:
Look for a publication or copyright date on the:
- Title page (books, journals);
- Table of contents (journals, magazines);
- Bottom of the page (web sites);
Topic areas requiring the most up-to-date information include:
- Science
- Medicine
- Current Events
Ask Questions:
- Who is the author?

- What are the author's credentials?

- What is the author's reputation among his/her peers?

- Who is the publisher?

- Is the author associated with a reputable institution or organization?
Find Answers:
- Examine the item for information about the author
- Search the web for the author's home page
- Search article indexes and the online catalog for other works by the author
- Use indexes that track citations to find articles citing the author
- Examine the publisher's web site
- Examine the institution's or organization's web site
ACCURACY

PURPOSE
Ask Questions:
- Is the information well-organized?

- Has the author used good grammar?

- Are there any spelling errors?

- Are the graphics appropriate?
Find Answers:
- Look at the table of contents to get an idea of the work, and skim the text itself.
Ask Questions:
- Is the content appropriate for your research topic or assignment?

- Is the source scholarly or popular?

- Is the content primary, secondary or bibliographic?
Find Answers:
- Scholarly vs Popular guide

- Primary sources include first-hand accounts of an event, diaries, photographs, etc

- Secondary sources include books or articles that come after the event and analyze it

- Bibliographic sources include encyclopedias and dictionaries that provide background
Ask Questions:
- Does the author state the goals for this publication?

- Are they to inform, explain or advocate?

- Does the author exhibit a particular bias?

- Does the information appear to be valid and well-researched?
Find Answers:
- Skim the foreword, preface, abstract and introduction of the work

- Skim the author's conclusions

- Verify facts and statistics with a reliable source

- Examine cited sources for authority and objectivity

Quick Revision
References
Eastern Kentucky university libraries, (2013)
. Evaluating information: Accuracy
[Tutorial]. Kentucky, USA. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com

Eastern Kentucky university libraries, (2013).
Evaluating information: Currency
[Tutorial]. Kentucky, USA. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com

Library connect librarians, (2013)
. P=Purpose
[Series video]. Minnesota, USA. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com
References
Rhode Island University libraries, (2014)
. Evaluating sources
[Tutorial]. Kingston, USA. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com

University of Guelph library, (2013).
Choose the best info: Apply authority
[Library video]. Guelph, Canada. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com

University of Guelph library, (2013).
Choose the best info: Apply relevance
[Library video]. Guelph, Canada. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from http:// www.youtube.com
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