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FIT1000 Information Technology for Business Professionals I: Websites

Google Advanced Search

Using the advanced search within Google helps you refine your search by entering specific criteria such as phrase searches, by excluding terms, and by restricting to specific domains (.org, .edu, etc.):

Topic: Making Ethical Choices

CRAAP test - Evaluating Information

When using websites in your research, use the CRAAP test to evaluate the validity of the information.

CRAAP stands for:

Currency - When was the information written or published? Has it been updated? Is it out of date for your topic? Are the links functional?

Relevance - Does the information answer your research question? Who is the intended audience? Is the information at an appropriate level?

Authority - Is the author a person, company or organization? Is the author an expert on the subject? Is contact information included? Does the URL reveal anything?

Accuracy - is the information supported by evidence? Can you verify the information? Is it peer reviewed? Does the language seem unbiased? Are there spelling, grammatical or other typographical errors? 

Purpose - Is the purpose to inform/teach/sell/entertain/persuade? Do the authors make their intentions clear? Is the point of view objective? 

Subject Guide

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