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Source/Website Evaluation

Evaluating Sources

When searching for information online, it's important to think critically about the sources you use. Unfortunately, not everything you find online is accurate, or reliable.


We've linked to a few different tools and guides below that you can use to critically examine and evaluate information online. Each tool has a slightly different angle and tips/tricks, but the end-goal is the same. You should pick and choose based on your preferences, assignment and type of information you're evaluating.

Website Evaluation: CRAAP Test

Use the criteria below to evaluate the appropriateness of a website for academic research.

Website Evaluation: Examples

Newton South High School Library

140 Brandeis Road
Newton, MA 02459
call: (617) 559-6561