Some Things to Keep in Mind...
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for researching topics dealing with mythology from all times and places. The resources listed are both in print and online formats.
Use the CRAAP Test method to determine if a web resource is right for you. Evaluate sources based on the following points:
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?
The CRAAP Test developed by the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico.
Definition: In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.
While some types of writing aren't as concerned with documenting sources, ideas, images, sounds, etc. traditional academic writing requires these best practices.
Sources: wpacouncil.org and owl.english.purdue.edu
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