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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.

Librarian Tip

 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.

Last Updated: May 28, 2024 11:56 AM