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Information Literacy in the Core Workshop for Faculty

Featured Assignment: Source Evaluation

  • Step 1:  Use the RADAR framework to evaluate your sample source.  Work with a neighbor to complete the online RADAR Challenge.  Make a note of any problems or ambiguities.

  • Step 2:  Think about how you would adapt RADAR to evaluate sources in your own discipline.  What kind of sources do you want your students to use and evaluate (i.e., primary?  empirical?)  Rank each aspect of RADAR based on how important each aspect is in your discipline.  Then, think about how you would construct an evaluation chart similar to RADAR that is more discipline-specific.

RADAR Framework


Adapted from:

Mandalios, J. (2013). RADAR: An approach for helping students evaluate Internet sources. Journal Of Information Science, 39, 470-478. doi:10.1177/0165551513478889

Meriam Library at California State University, Chico. (2010, September 17). Evaluating information-Applying the CRAAP test. Retrieved from

2013 Workshop: Sample Sources to Evaluate

Evaluate these sources using the RADAR framework in the context of this research question: "Do video games cause violence in children?"