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COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication: Web Sources

Evaluate Websites using the CRAAP Test!

The CRAAP test is a list of questions that will help you evaluate the information you find in terms of:

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Purpose

Applying the CRAAP Test Video

See the guide HERE  ( California State University, Chico, 2011).

Inspiration and Ideas for Research Topics

TED Talks

TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

Watch Sherry Turkle's TED Talk on people's communication with technology:

Top-Level Domain Searching

Limit the junk on the Web, restrict your searches. Here's how:

When searching via Google, restrict the top-level domain to .gov and .edu. Domains ending in .com are usually associated with marketing, and domains ending in .org  often advocate a single position. 

In Google, search for a top-level domain by adding, to the end of your keyword search, the term site: followed by the top-level domain.

For example:

For a search of educational sites on the topic of interpersonal communication in business relationships, enter the following:

interpersonal communication business relationships site:.edu

Also try Google Advanced Search for a more detailed way to perform a domain search.