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Agriculture Research Guide

Find books, articles, census and statistical data, news services, extension, information networks, reports, and weather.

Evaluating Resources? Use the CRAAP test

The CRAAP test, which stands for

  • Currency,
  • Relevance,
  • Authority,
  • Accuracy,
  • Purpose

is a list of criteria/questions that you should keep in mind as you evaluate a book, article or website. 

Use this handout (from California State University - Chico) to help you determine whether a source provides good information... or not.

Need Help Writing?

The MSU Writing Center at Renne Library offers feedback to writers at any stage of the writing process:

  • Brainstorming
  • Drafting
  • Researching
  • Revising
  • Polishing
  • Citing

Walk-ins are welcomed but not guaranteed. Register for an or call 994-5315.

Citing Your Work

The most commonly used citation styles include MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian. Use these links to understand the differences between the styles and how to use them properly: