Skip to main content

POSC 101 (Murphy): Evaluating Web Sources

Evaluating Sources

Infographoc for the Craap test for evaluating materials: Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose

Sometimes, you can judge how reliable website information is by noting the URL ending.

.GOV - refers to a government website. Highly reliable.

.EDU - often refers to a reliable educational website.

.ORG - implies a non-profit ORGanization. Approach with skepticism.

.COM - stands for "Commerce" and is used for business. Approach with skepticism.