Use the resources below to begin locating full-text articles for your research!
You wouldn't 'settle' when making important decisions in your life, so please don't 'settle' for just any information for your writing assignments.
Thinking critically is a very important part of the research process. It doesn't take much time to do a quick evaluation of whether or not the article you are considering using for your research is a valuable addition to your gathered information.
So, please, put each article to the 'CRAAP' test below.
Ask yourself, is this article or information source:
Current? Consider the timeliness of the information
Relevant? Consider the importance of the information for your needs
Authoritative? Consider the source of the information
Accurate? Consider the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Purpose? Consider the reason the information exists
If you find your source is current, relevant, authoritative, accurate, and purposeful in content presented, you are good to go! If it doesn't meet the above criteria - it's CRAPP, and you should toss it!
Do you already have your citation information and need to locate the full-text article? You can search the Full-Text Journal Finder in order to check whether or not the library has the journal/magazine/newspaper you need through an online database or in print.
search for the title of the journal or magazine in the full-text journal finder, not by the title of the specific article you are looking for.
Remember, you must go to a database first to locate a citation for an article before using the full-text journal finder!