This is the "Why Evaluate?" page of the "Why Evaluate?" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Why Evaluate?   Tags: evaluation, reference, research  

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2014 URL: http://libguides.auburn.edu/whyevaluate Print Guide RSS Updates

Why Evaluate? Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

Reasons to Evaulate Materials

"There was crap published in paper and there is crap published online."*

 

You just can't get any more bottom line than that, and in order to turn in the best project for a good grade you want to choose the best quality resources. That's where evaluating your search results comes in.

Evaluating is a process that you already do every time you make a decision about what to eat, buy, see, or read. You now need to think about it in the academic context. Instead of comparing color, designer, and cut; or make, model, and price; you start investigating is it opinion, true or a hoax; is the article popular, professional, or peer-reviewed among other criteria.

Speaking of CRAAP (currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, purpose) check out the following video; or, view the following pages where currency, authority, accuracy, purpose, and objectivity/bias are presented in various ways.

 

*Statement made during
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries
Summertime Summit;
Georgia Tech;

August 9, 2013.

Helpful Links & Documents

 

Tell us...

Was this information helpful?

How useful is this page?
(1 = Not Useful, 5 = Very Useful!)

Additional comments:


Your Email:


Auburn University Libraries | 231 Mell Street | Auburn, Alabama 36849 | (334) 844-1737 or (800) 446-0387 |

Follow The Libraries on Twitter Follow the Auburn Libraries on Flickr Follow the Auburn Libraries on Facebook

Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip