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North Branford High School
49 Caputo Rd
North Branford, CT 06471
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Fax 203.484.1233
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Students - NBHS LLC Search Engines & Vetted Website Sources

CRAAP Test Website Evaluation

The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.


Vetted Websites

Browsers - Search Engines - Directories



Vetted Websites


WebPath Express

Part of our Follett/Destiny subscription.
  SIRS WebSelect


Part of our ProQuest/SIRS subscriptions.

Websites that are vetted have been thoroughly checked and evaluated for their credibility as well as accuracy of information.


Web Browsers


Internet Explorer



 An application that allows you to access, retrieve, and view web pages. It puts all the pieces - images, text, links, etc... together.
Search Engines







Software that searches the Internet by keyword or phrase. It uses webcrawlers to find the information.
Metasearch Engines  




 Search tool that uses data from multiple search produce its results.


Specialized Search Engine

Google Scholar



It is an online, freely accessible search engine that lets users look for both physical and digital copies of scholarly articles, that are not necessarily peer reviewed.  It searches a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers, universities, and preprint depositories. You need to check the validity of sources. Also some articles charge a fee to view.









Virtual Reference Shelf

WWW Virtual Library


Websites listed by subject categories rather than keywords and found by humans rather than web crawlers.



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