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Library resources and research tips for physics research

How to read an article

Evaluating Your Sources

As you begin selecting resources for your assignment or research, its important that you carefully evaluate the sources. The CRAAP test below is one tool for evaluating. You can also use both the journal and author research impact scores to evaluate the source. Read more about both on the Measuring Research Impact guide.

CRAAP Test

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