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Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources Using the 5 Ws

There are many different methods for evaluating sources of information. One way to evaluate an information source is based on the 5 Ws: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

Who wrote it?

What kind of information does it have?

When was it written or last updated?

Where did the content come from?

Why was the source created?

Click here to learn about evaluating sources using the CARP Test.

Reviewed 2/1/22 (AD)
Adapted from a source evaluation test by Jessica Olin