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ASAP Evaluation

Now that we know about how search results are generated, we can start to think about how to sift through our search results and choose relevant and credible sources from our results lists. Evaluating sources is one of the key elements in the research process. In your Annotated Bibliography, you will write about why you chose each source, what elements you considered in determining the relevance and credibility, and how you know that it is valid and trustworthy. 

NOTE: If you attended the class session on web evaluation, you can skip to unit 3!

1. WATCH: 2 minute video from EC Library about the ASAP method of evaluation.

2. PRACTICE: Use the ASAP method to evaluate these two websites. Take notes about what you can find out about the Authority, Sources, Age, and Purpose of each site. 

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