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Library Tutorial for STEM & ENGR

ASAP Evaluation

Think back to the videos we watched about how search engines work and how we can critically evaluate the results we see. We want to practice sifting through our search results and choosing relevant and credible sources from our results lists. Evaluating sources is one of the key elements in the research process. In your source evaluations, 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. 

1. WATCH: 2 minute video from EdCC 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. 

3. EVALUATE: Click the Next button below to see what you should have discovered about these sites using the ASAP method.