What makes a source credible?

A credible source should pass the CRAAP test, and follow these guidelines:

  • The information should be up-to-date and current.
  • The author and publication should be a trusted authority on the subject you are researching.
  • The sources the author cited should be easy to find, clear, and unbiased.
  • For web sources, the URL and layout should signify that it is trustworthy.