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EDUC 230: Educational Psychology: Evaluating Resources

Scholarly Articles


CRAAP Test Elements

Other characteristics of Scholarly Articles

  • Currency: see publication date (Source)
  • Relevance: see Subject Terms and Abstract
  • Authority: see Source and Author Affiliations
  • Accuracy: see Bibliography and/or Footnotes
  • Purpose: see Abstract
  • Author is an expert or specialist in the field
  • Written for scholars and other academics, using jargon specific to the field
  • Written to present research findings and theories 
  • Published in a peer-reviewed journal


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