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ACP 101

Researching Basics

Citation Generators

World Wide Web

1. Websites must be evaluated (Video: Evaluating Sources)

2. C.R.A.A.P. Test

3. Web site to evaluate: (Save the Tree Octopus site)

Use of Wikipedia

Main site: Wikipedia

How it should be used:

  • Gather background information
  • Generate search terms
  • Find other resources in the bibliography/reference section

Cannot be cited because:

  • Currency (No guarantee when specific information has been updated)
  • Authority (Authors cannot be identified; not necessarily experts)
  • Point of View (Do not know if the author has bias)