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Research Guides

Apparel, Textiles and Design: Suggested Websites

Resources available through the UI Library for researching textiles, apparel, the fashion industry, and clothing design.

Evaluating Websites

You can use the "CRAAP" test to help you evaluate the information sources you find.

Currency – How up-to-date is the information?

Relevance – Is the information directly about your topic?  Is it too simple?  Too complex?

Authority – Who is the author?  What are his/her credentials?  Where was the information published?

Accuracy – Where does the information come from?  Is it consistent with unrelated sources?

Purpose – Why was this information published