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Finding Reliable Information

The SPAT Evaluation Tool

What is SPAT?

SPAT is a research tested mnemonic tool for evaluating the reliability of a website's content developed by Dr. Elizabeth M. LaRue (©2008) at the University of Pittsburgh. The mnemonic stands for Site, Publisher, Audience, Timeliness.  For more information on the SPAT tool, please visit www.spat.pitt.edu.

 

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