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Source Evaluation

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Evaluating Database Articles

Databases will almost always pass Authority and Accuracy, so they are usually easier to evaluate.

It is up to you to determine Currency as it pertains to your topic, Relevance, and Purpose.

Media Bias

Practice

Yes: 135 votes (32.22%)
No: 137 votes (32.7%)
Maybe: 147 votes (35.08%)
Total Votes: 419

You are doing a project about Christopher Columbus. Evaluate allaboutexplorers.com using the CRAAP test. Does it pass the test?

Yes: 157 votes (86.26%)
No: 16 votes (8.79%)
Maybe: 9 votes (4.95%)
Total Votes: 182

You are doing research on neurological disorders. Evaluate ninds.nih.gov using the CRAAP test. Does it pass the test?

Yes: 19 votes (10.61%)
No: 87 votes (48.6%)
Maybe: 73 votes (40.78%)
Total Votes: 179

You are researching goat species. Evaluate faintinggoat.com using the CRAAP test. Does it pass the test?

Yes: 25 votes (11.63%)
No: 147 votes (68.37%)
Maybe: 43 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 215

You are researching the renaissance. Evaluate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler using the CRAAP test. Does it pass the test?

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Identifying Source Type Practice

Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 67 votes (59.82%)
Magazine article: 12 votes (10.71%)
News article: 6 votes (5.36%)
Blog: 19 votes (16.96%)
Wiki: 1 votes (0.89%)
Academic journal article: 6 votes (5.36%)
Original content on webpage: 1 votes (0.89%)
Social media post: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 112
Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Magazine article: 6 votes (7.32%)
News article: 73 votes (89.02%)
Blog: 1 votes (1.22%)
Wiki: 0 votes (0%)
Academic journal article: 1 votes (1.22%)
Original content on webpage: 0 votes (0%)
Social media post: 1 votes (1.22%)
Total Votes: 82
Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Magazine article: 4 votes (9.76%)
News article: 33 votes (80.49%)
Blog: 0 votes (0%)
Wiki: 0 votes (0%)
Academic journal article: 4 votes (9.76%)
Original content on webpage: 0 votes (0%)
Social media post: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 41
Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Magazine article: 19 votes (50%)
News article: 10 votes (26.32%)
Blog: 0 votes (0%)
Wiki: 0 votes (0%)
Academic journal article: 7 votes (18.42%)
Original content on webpage: 2 votes (5.26%)
Social media post: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 38
Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 0 votes (0%)
Magazine article: 1 votes (2.86%)
News article: 1 votes (2.86%)
Blog: 0 votes (0%)
Wiki: 4 votes (11.43%)
Academic journal article: 22 votes (62.86%)
Original content on webpage: 6 votes (17.14%)
Social media post: 1 votes (2.86%)
Total Votes: 35
Identify the source type of the above link.
Book: 3 votes (25%)
Magazine article: 0 votes (0%)
News article: 0 votes (0%)
Blog: 2 votes (16.67%)
Wiki: 0 votes (0%)
Academic journal article: 4 votes (33.33%)
Original content on webpage: 3 votes (25%)
Social media post: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 12
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