Beginning Undergraduate Information Literacy DevelopmentWilliam Madison Randall Library
  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements


Try evaluating some information!

Apply the CAARP Test:

Your research question is "What are the social benefits and liabilities for tribes developing casinos on Indian reservations?"

  1. Select the source that would likely be more current for your topic.

    • a book published in 1998 about gaming on American Indian lands
    •, Indian gaming news on the Internet


    A book published in 1998 will not be as current as most websites, although it may provide good background information. Internet resources like are generally more current than books; a website should indicate the date it was last updated.

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