Bringing it All Together
Now you're ready to use the TRAP method to evaluate a source. You can use this method for any research assignment.
All the TRAP Method Questions
Remember to always ask these questions when you are checking sources:
Remember to Ask For Help!
If you are using the TRAP method, and you are struggling to find a source that works, ask your instructor or a librarian for help. There are plenty of sources out there, so don’t settle!
Your librarians have made a worksheet you can use to check your sources using the TRAP method.
Working on a semester-long research project? Set up a short research meeting with a librarian when you are just getting started with your assignment.