Archive for the ‘How To Evaluate An Article’ Category

Using the C.R.A.P. Test to Evaluate Websites

This video explains the C.R.A.P. test and then uses it to evaluate three websites on the topic of performance enhancing drugs in sports.
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How to Critically Appraise Articles- Idaho State University Library

Learn the basics of using critical appraisal checklists and literature matrices to evaluate health sciences journal articles. It really is easier than it sounds! This was originally created for NURS-6610 (Advanced Evidence Applications).

This video is about the anatomy of a scholarly article. Once you know the typical framework for these articles, you can quickly scan and decide whether an article will support your research assignment. QVCC thanks the NSCU Libraries at North Carolina State University for sharing the original “Anatomy of a Scholarly Article” under a Creative Commons License.
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How to tell the difference between a high-quality and a low-quality Wikipedia article.

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how to evaluate an article

By Prof. Wael El Shaer
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Analyzing the argument is an important skill in everyday life, but it is particularly important in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Learn the basics of how arguments are built so you can analyze them more easily.

[CC] English subtitles.
[CC] Subtítulos en español.
[CC] Legendado em português.

“Critical Reading” (THIS PLAYLIST):

Critical thinking and reading (introduction):
Distinguishing fact from opinion:
Analyzing the argument (1/3)…

“Vocabulary” playlist:

“About Literacy” playlist:

“Interpreting what we read” playlist:

Introduction to Logic (by Beth Rosdatter, University of Kentucky):

Introduction to Logic (by Kevin Klement, University of Massachussets-Amhearst):

Argument (in Help with Logic Coach; web site):


Summary of research on cell phones and cancer risk ( article):

Review of evidence for the association between mobile phone use and risk of intracranial tumors (peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine):

Use of mobile phones and risk of brain tumours: update of Danish cohort study (British Medical Journal article in PDF):

REFERENCES (2016, January). Cell Phones Retrieved from

Lennart Hardell et al., “Meta-Analysis of Long-Term
Mobile Phone Use and the Association With Brain
Tumours,” International Journal of Oncology, Mar. 2008


“And Then We Take Them Down Again” by Dokashiteru (feat. Susan Joseph)

“Sooner or Later” in Artificial Music by Aryll Fae

Learn how to evaluate sources by using the CRAP test.
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Evaluating a journal article

Use our Evaluating Sources checklist to learn how to identify a scholarly journal article.

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