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POL 372/COM 372/ART 272 Hate And Conflict: Art, Media And Political Science: Introduction

A guide to Prof. Regina Axelrod's class on the origins, manifestation, and possibilities for resolution of conflict in an interactive setting

How To Use This Guide

This guide was designed to assist students enrolled in the Hate and Conflict course to locate authoritative web resources that will aid your research. It also provides an overview on how to properly evaluate web sources on your own using the CRAAP Test. We welcome you to contact a Librarian with any questions you may have.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluate Sources--CRAAP Test

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The critical evaluation of information is an essential skill when conducting quality research. It is also a skill that can be used throughout your life. It involves a combination of common sense, knowledge, skepticism, and verification. Not all of the information you find will be suitable.

With so much information available, in many different formats, and from many different sources, each piece of information that you select must be carefully reviewed or evaluated to ensure the quality, authority, perspective and balance that best supports your research. But what do you look for? It can be overwhelming.

Use questions from the CRAAP test to help evaluate sources(CRAAP acronym used courtesy of Meriam Library, California State University, Chico)

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