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Ecology Resources

Suggested Sources for Finding Articles, Books and Images in Ecology

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.

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: