Different sources can be used for different purposes. Some such as Blogs and Wikipedia may be useful to give you background information to help you gain an understanding of your topic, but it will NOT be acceptable as a reference to support your assignment.
CRAAP Test - Summary
The CRAAP test had its origins in the US to help students successfully evaluate and find reliable information. The test has seen many variations but in general if something is CRAAP, that's a good thing!
Conducting a C/R/A/A/P Test
Applying the CRAAP test
Searching for your keywords in Google comes up with lots and lots of results. But are they suitable to use as an information source (and reference) in academic assignments?
Activity: Use the evaluation criteria in each of the tabs above to assess the following online resources that were located in a search for 'indigenous alcohol mortality'.
Review the following websites in light of the evaluation criteria to determine if they are appropriate to use for your academic assignments.
The CDU Library homepage is your one stop shop for almost everything you need to succeed in your studies. Hosting Library Search, links to relevant databases, study guides, help and library services, as well as general information and frequently asked questions, this page is a must bookmark for your study needs.
A site containing a comprehensive range of study skills information to help you understand academic expectations and become a more confident student. Developing academic writing, critical thinking, and the ability to read and understand academic texts, is vital if you wish to succeed as a student and scholar.
The Language and Learning Services team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU). A free and confidential service to help you build skills including understanding assignments and work standards; how to get the grades you want; and developing your academic writing abilities.
Need some information or help about your time at CDU? Check out the current student's homepage, which has heaps of info about access to student services, how to find support and the services available and how you can explore your community and get involved!
A great range of online workshops which have been recorded and archived for you to review! They cover essential academic skills and strategies for academic success; and the application of academic skills on specific assignments (check and see if your assignment is discussed)
Using your CDU login, you can access past exam papers for your units to help prepare for upcoming exams. Exam papers can be searched for using the unit code. Not all lecturers choose to make exam papers available, please contact your lecturer if your exam papers are not listed.