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August 1, 2019

How to make sure your information sources are solid

Being able to critically evaluate information sources is a key digital literacy skill. With assignment time rapidly approaching, it’s important to make sure you know how to evaluate information before you reference it in your work.

You can use the memorable CRAAP checklist to get started:

On the Deakin Library website, we have put together a list of the five key things to check when analysing whether an information source is valid.

1. Author

2. Type of Information

3. Purpose

4. Sources

5. Timeliness

If you can’t find the answer to these questions, that may be reason enough not to use a particular website or resource.

For more information, check out our Evaluating Information Sources video.

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