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GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society - Winter 2024

Library Subject Guide for GEOG 129 Winter 2024

Evaluating Sources

Adapted from The CRAAP Test, developed by librarians at California State University, Chico

The 5 W and Chicago Citation Style

One benefit that you will achieve through learning the 5W i that by answering the 5W you are also developing most of the information you will need to create your Chicago Author-Date citations. 


One of the tools in helping you to evaluate peer-reviewed articles is to understand how they did their research. This is known as the research 'methodology'. All good-quality peer-reviewed articles will include information about their research methodology. Take the time to find it, review it, follow down any citations to sources they may have identified in their article; and check the discipline literature in the field to determine if it meets the accepted standard being used in the field. 

Use SIFT for Evaluating Web Content

SIFT is from Mike Caulfield. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

SIFT Basic Skills Wrap-up: a brief explanation of SIFT on Mike Caulfield's website, SIFTING Through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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