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Debatable Topics: Pro and Con Points of View: Websites

Evaluating Websites

Apply the CRAAP Test when evaluating websites. Anyone can create a website and add information that sounds pretty and professional. Information is ubiquitous. It is everywhere. And that can be overwhelming for the researcher. As you navigate the web and seek credible sources of information it is critical to evaluate each source you choose to use.

Helpful Websites

  • - - "Founded on July 12, 2004, is the country's leading source for pro, con, and related research on controversial issues. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, uses professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards to explore more than 80 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Understanding issues using this structured methodology helps to improve academic performance, increase civic engagement, strengthen personal resiliency, bridge political divides, and stimulate critical thinking – the #1 skill sought by employers and educators."                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Public Agenda - - "Public Agenda is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and public engagement organization headquartered in New York City. We strive to strengthen democracy and expand opportunity for all Americans."