Evaluate the following sources for reliability using the CRAAP test, then drag each to the place on the continuum where you believe it belongs.

Not based in research


Article 1:
Corn Refiners Association. (2018). High Fructose Corn Syrup. Retrieved from https://corn.org/about-cra/faq/#HFCS

Article 2:
Melanson, K. J., Angelopoulos, T. J., Foreyt, J. P., & White, J. S. (2010). High-Fructose Corn Syrup: Controversies and Common Sense. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4(6), 515-520. doi:10.1177/1559827610378960

Article 3:
Nelson, J. (2012). What is high-fructose corn syrup? What are the health concerns? Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/high-fructose-corn-syrup/faq-20058201

Now, briefly explain why you believe each article belongs in its location.

Now, compare your answers to our explanations. How did you do?

This exercise has been adapted from the "Scholarly vs. Popular Sources Lesson Plan" by Kevin M. Klipfel, California State University, Chico.

Questions about this exercise? Contact:

Bill Marino

Assistant Professor, Online Learning Librarian

Eastern Michigan University


[email protected]

Twitter: @wmarino

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