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Computer Science & IT: Evaluate Sources


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APA Citation Help

Last name, First Initial and Middle Initial. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. doi:xxxxxx
**only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized in the Article Title
**Periodical title AND volume number are italicized

Last name, First Initial and Middle Initial. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. Title of Work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
**Title of work is italicized.

Last name, First Initial and Middle Initial. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Website Title. Retrieved from <URL of website here>
**Title of website is italicized.

Comparison of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Scientific Literature Sources

Evaluating Sources with the CRAAP Test

Searching for information can be overwhelming. Part of what makes research challenging is that not all information is reliable or high in quality. When evaluating information (articles, books, websites, blogs, etc.), a researcher should consider the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of each source he or she encounters.