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ENGL106 - Business Writing - Shepard: Evaluating Websites

This Libguide was created by your HACC Librarian in cooperation with Professor Shepard. In this guide you will find links to HACC Library and vetted internet resources you will need to complete your assignments for English 106, Business Writing.

CRAAP Test Evaluation

Use the CRAAP Test to determine if a web resource is right for you. Evaluate sources based on the following points:

Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose

  • Currency: When was the information published? Is it up to date?
  • Relevance: Is the information what you're really looking for? Who is the material written for: academics, professionals, students, or the general public?
  • Authority: Who published, wrote, or edited the information? Is the author an expert on the topic?
  • Accuracy: Is the information reliable and accurate? Do other sources verify this information?
  • Purpose: What is the purpose of the information? Is it biased to one point of view?

Fake News Guide

Use the resources on this LibGuide to help you identify fake news. (This link opens a new LibGuide in a new window. To return to this class LibGuide, click on the Evaluating Websites tab at the top of your screen)

Spotting Fake and Misleading News

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