Watch a short tutorial describing how to evaluate sources using the CRAAP Test.
Western University (2012) Evaluating sources. Available at: https://youtu.be/EyMT08mD7Ds (Accessed: 15 September 2020).
The CRAAP Test is one of the evaluation methods. It was designed by the Meriam Library California State Universiy, Chico.
CRAAP is an acronym and stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose.
It provides you with a list of questions to help you evaluate the information that you find. You will be more confident in selecting sources to meet the expectations of your assignment.
Not all criteria apply equally at the same time to all resources.
Lewis, B. A. (2018) 'What does bad information look like? Using the craap test for evaluating substandard resources', Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Winter. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5062/F41N7ZC4.
Fielding, J. A. (2019) 'Rethinking CRAAP: Getting students thinking like fact-checkers in evaluating web sources', College & Research Libraries News, 80(11), pp. 620-622. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.80.11.620.
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