Use Academic Search Complete (through the WVC Library Databases page) to find one full-text scholarly journal article that helps you to answer your research question. The article should pass the CRAAP test. To complete the assignment, answer the 7 questions below.
Click the blue "Submit Assignment" button, type or copy/paste your answers directly into the text box, then click Submit Assignment again.
- What is your research question? (should be the same one you have been using)
- What is the title of the scholarly journal article you found in Academic Search Complete?
- CRAAP test: How does the article demonstrate Currency?
- CRAAP test: How does the article demonstrate Relevance?
- CRAAP test: How does the article demonstrate Authority?
- CRAAP test: How does the article demonstrate Accuracy?
- CRAAP test: How does the article demonstrate an acceptable Purpose?
Before you begin, please review the following example of responses for this assignment, from a former Library 4 student. This should give you a good idea of what is expected:
- How does energy drink consumption negatively affect cardiac health?
- "Energy Drinks and Adolescents: What's the Harm?"
Currency: This article was recently published in 2015, which is helpful because my topic is health-related and will rely upon current research.
Relevance: This is a scholarly journal article written for academics and researchers in the field of nutrition, yet it is still written at a level that I can understand. The abstract indicates that it is helpful for my research topic, stating that energy drinks "pose a risk of caffeine toxicity when consumed by some young people." I skimmed the article and found that cardiac health was specifically discussed, with the authors noting the risk of "cardiovascular effects" and even death for those with underlying heart conditions.
Authority: The article was written by Jennifer L. Harris and Christina R. Munsell, both affiliated with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. Contact information is provided at the bottom of the first page.
Accuracy: The information is supported by extensive scientific evidence - at the end of the article there are 72 references, most from other scholarly journals or government reports.
Purpose: This article is designed to inform/educate other researchers in the field. It is not trying to persuade readers - it objectively presents both sides of the issue in fact-based language, even stating in the abstract that "this review summarizes the evidence used to support both sides of the debate."