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Mechanical Engineering

Use this guide to find research and standards related to mechanical engineering.

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The CRAAP Test

CRAAP* is an acronym for remembering criteria you need to use when evaluating information.  This chart works with websites, blogs, books and articles you may read.


CRAAP test table to use when information resources












Characteristics of Popular, Scholarly, and Trade Sources

These are general rules of thumb to follow when determining if a source is popular, scholarly, or trade
image showing different types of publications and their characteristics