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UNST Global Environmental Change Cluster: Evaluate your Sources

The Peer Review Process Video

Link to video about peer review process

3 minute video on the peer review process, created by the North Carolina State University Libraries: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/pr/

Is it Peer Reviewed?: The Video

This video shows you different ways to check whether an article is peer-reviewed. 

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

Handout: The C.R.A.P. Test

C.R.A.P. is short for

C. Currency

R. Reliability

A. Authority

P. Purpose/Point of View

Applying the C.R.A.P. Test to a source, such as a book, article, or website,  is one way to evaluate the quality and value of it before you start writing your paper. The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of the sources you use. Check out this handout about the C.R.A.P. test.

The C.R.A.P. Test in Action Video: Articles

This video demonstrates how you can use the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of View) to evaluate articles.

The C.R.A.P. Test in Action Video: Websites

This video demonstrates how you can use the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of View) to evaluate websites.