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Why is the “C” in the acronym CAARP important to consider when evaluating a site?

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Ronald Miller on January 15, 2018

The "C" means "currency", which refers to the timeliness of the information on the site. If a site has not been updated for a long time, it may indicate that the information is not valid. Depending on the topic of your research, that might mean that you should not use the site as a source. The currency is more important in the scientific areas, and current events. While literary sites do not necessarily require for the most recent information, the use of the information about space travel, for example, could result in erroneous information.


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