Anyone can put anything on the internet. It might be the absolute truth or it could be a pack of lies! Before using a website as a source, use RADCAB to evaluate it. Be an informed researcher!
Click or tap each RADCAB concept for further information.
|Is the information relevant to the question at hand? Am I on the right track?|
|Is the information suitable to my age and core values?|
|How much information do I need? Is the depth of coverage adequate?|
|When was the information published or last updated?|
|Who is the author of the information? What are his or her qualifications?|
|Why was this information written? Was it written to inform, persuade, entertain, or sell me something?|
Used with author permission. Karen Christensson, 2/2017.
Pat is doing a project on clothing fasteners. He is researching where Velcro comes from and has found this site. It looks good but is it? Use RADCAB to evaluate this website before deciding if it is a good source or an unreliable one.
Armani has a History of Science project to do. He finds information on a robot that was designed to help prevent the deaths of human service people during the late 19th century, early 1900s. He needs to evaluate this site to see if this is the coolest thing ever... or a hoax.
Many thanks to Mrs. Gaiewski of the Cranston Public Schools Department of Library Media for the content and activities in this LibGuide.