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Mechanical Engineering: Evaluating Sources

Searching in the Right Places

When searching for information for your research, it is important to look where there is good information on your topic. 

You want information that is both authoritative and relevant.  And our databases are good places to find authoritative relevant information.

Evaluating Sources

Things to take into Consideration

Either click this link to access the guide for Evaluate Sources (also CRAAP test)

OR watch the video below on how to perform the CRAAP test

Reading a Scholarly Article

Please use this link to learn about how to read a Scholarly Article

Comparison of Articles

This is a very helpful guide created by USC to show the difference between scholarly, popular, trade, and newspaper articles:

What is Scholarly vs Popular?

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