CRAAP Criteria: Accuracy
Accuracy is important because errors and untruths distort a line of reasoning. When you present inaccurate information, you undermine your own credibility.
How do you know if your source is accurate?
- Are there statements you know to be false?
- Was the information reviewed by editors or subject experts before it was published?
- What citations or references support the author’s claims?
- What do other people have to say about the topic?
- Search for peer-reviewed articles in OneSearch.
- Search for book reviews.
- If possible, verify some of the information in another reputable source (e.g. encyclopedia, journal, book, or website).