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ENG 135 Greek and Roman Mythology In Translation Research Tutorial: Evaluating and Citing Sources

Importance of Evaluating Websites

Whenever you are in doubt if a book or article is scholarly, apply the criteria listed below to the work in question. This CRAAP Test will help determine if you have found a scholarly work.

The 5 criteria of the CRAAP Test:

  • Currency: When was the article or content written? Is it current, timely? Is it out of date? Could the information be written in a historic context
  • Relevance: Is the information appropriate for the topic? Who is the intended audience
  • Authority: Who wrote the article? Professionals in the field? General public? What are the author's credentials? 
  • Accuracy: Could the magazine article information be verified through other sources?
  • Purpose: Is someone trying to persuade the audience to see a point of view or opinion? Is the information provided to promote or sell a product?  Is the information fact or opinion?


Citation Style Help

Below is a list of reference books located within the MCTC Libraries to help you properly cite your resources.