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Biological Sciences

Evaluating Information

Use the CRAAP Test


Currency - Is it timely?

Relevance - Useful for your purposes?

Authority - Who? What is the source?

Accuracy - References to back it up?

Purpose - Why? Is there a bias?


More detailed information on the CRAAP Test

Databases for Finding Articles

Biological Sciences Databases


Interdisciplinary Science Databases


Health Sciences Databases

Peer Reviewed Journals

To determine whether a journal is peer reviewed, search for it in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and look for the little referee symbol: 

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