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IT 342: Operating Systems Fundamentals

This guide provides IT 342 students with access to recommended resources and assistance.

Is a source okay to use?

The CRAAP Test

CRAAP* is an acronym for remembering criteria you need to use when evaluating information.

The CRAAP method for evaluating information



   When was the information published or last updated?



   Does the information answer your research questions appropriately? How

   does it help you? Who is the intended audience?



   Who are the authors and what are their credentials?



   Was the piece reviewed by editors or scholars? Is there supporting evidence?

   Can you verify the accuracy of the information? Is there a bibliography or list

   of cited sources?



   Is the author’s purpose to sell, persuade, entertain, or inform? Is the i

   information or author biased? Do the authors make their intentions clear?

*CRAAP acronym and descriptions created by the Meriam Library at CSU, Chico. (