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GLG 100: Introduction to Earth Science and Lab

For Geology disaster paper.

Science Search Engines

Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search

Learn to use the Web to find high quality information.  Use the Google Advanced Search screen to limit to .gov, .edu, or .org

Learn to balance the information you use with sources from various types.

Learn to evaluate the information you find on the Web.

Google Advanced search box


When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it... but is it good information?  You will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.    

Use the CRAAP Test questions to ask yourself when deciding whether or not a source is reliable and credible enough to use in your academic research paper or speech.

CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.  Use the CRAAP Test below to evaluate the information you find.