Find out from this fun 10-minute tutorial Credible Sources Count!
Books you get from the library, and articles you find in the library's research databases are almost always reliable and credible. Those books & articles have gone through an editorial process; someone or some group checked the author's facts and arguments before the book or article was published.
For more in-depth information about the CRAAP test, follow the link below
When you find an article in the MJC databases, or use books or articles you find in our print collection, you can be fairly sure that they pass the CRAAP test. Of course, you should check the publication date to ensure currency,
Websites are a different story. It can be difficult to know whether information found online is reliable or not. The following video explains how to evaluate web sites
Use search tools you can trust. These contain Web resources that have already been evaluated for credibility.
For more in-depth research instruction, check out our other research guides, such as: