You can use the CRAAP Test to evaluate or critically analyze sources to determine if they are scholarly and appropriate for college research. In the education video “Evaluating Sources” by Ashford University (2016) the explain the CRAAP test breaking it down as Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. The three out of these five you can use is currency, authority and accuracy. Currency identifies at what time this source was published. Websites are a good example looking at the currency lets you know the last time the information was evaluated. Authority also help you analyze if the authority of the source has the knowledge base to speak on the subject. A blog could be an example of checking the authority. Accuracy is another way to review a source. A scholarly is reviewed by peers and professional on that subject and identified as truthful and accurate.
◦ Summarize information from at least two scholarly journal articles from the Ashford University Library that will support your claims for your chosen topic. Explain why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.