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Research in Five Steps: Step 1

Survey A

Google Web Search

In this first step, we are going to focus on popular sources. These include magazine articles, newspapers, and other non-academic content. These resources can be helpful, but it can be difficult to determine if the information is reliable and true.

So how does one go about determining credibility?

In the below video, a couple of tools can be used to work through content that you come across. Please review the below video and then use either Survey A (CRAAP) or Survey B (RADAR) to evaluate your source.


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