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This Guide was created as a joint project of the Academic Resource Center and the William H. Hannon Library.

Guide to Evaluating Sources

Follow the link for a helpful guide on the five main principles for evaluating scholarly sources: RADAR

After viewing the guide, attempt the Writing Activity below for further practice and then do the RADAR Challenge, an exercise for analyzing an academic source in depth.


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