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FYCO-02-01: Mass Media & Popular Culture: Evaluating Resources

This guide provides resources for the First Year Seminar: Mass Media & Popular Culture

The C.R.A.A.P. Test - Check It Out!

The C.R.A.A.P. test is a great tool for evaluating resources - watch the video and use the quick reference guide

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Media Literacy

Learning to create, assess and use various types of media is not just for the classroom, it's an everyday skill you'll use for life. Use the tools in our Media Literacy research guide to explore this topic in greater depth and build your knowledge!

Evaluating Information

The CRAAP Test* is a useful guide to evaluating resources. CRAAP is an acronym for the general categories of criteria that can be used to evaluate information you find. The criteria can help you evaluating various types of resources, such as articles, books, and websites. Although your research may uncover a large number of resources, not all materials may be relevant to your research questions or topic. Use the CRAAP Test to decide if information is appropriate for your research!

C.R.A.A.P. Test Quick Guide