The questions on this worksheet can help guide your evaluation of your sources to determine whether they are appropriate in terms of Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose....
This library guide has been designed for students enrolled in Professor Victoria Houser's English 101 class.
Research topic: The role of undergraduate participation in research at R1 Institutions
Goals for today:
Let's look for a couple examples of scholarly articles using Academic Search Complete......
Below are some things to think about as you consider the sources you cited:
1) Now exchange bibliographies with a partner. Tell them a little bit about your research and ask them to identify one source from your bibliography and evaluate it using the CRAAP test. (You don't have to score each question, just use the questions to help guide the evaluation)
2) Can your partner identify the six scholarly sources in your bibliography?
3) Now that you know a little about the CRAAP test.....can you find and evaluate one additional potential source for your partner?
Some questions to ask when identifying a scholarly article are:
1) Does the article provide more information about the author, such as where they research (institutional affiliation), their credentials (degrees earned) or other information such as past publications/research areas?
2) Does the article begin with an abstract? Many, but not all, scholarly articles do. Yours might, and if it does, this is a good indication that it is scholarly. If it doesn't, try to evaluate it using 1) (above) and 3) (below).
3) Does the article conclude with list of cited references, or a "Works Cited", or a bibliography?