Evaluation criteria

When you search for information, you need to determine if it is good information. The CRAAP Test is a mnemonic device that can help. These five criteria can be applied to books, articles, and websites.

  • Currency

  • Relevance

  • Authority

  • Accuracy

  • Purpose.


Watch this short 2 minute about evaluating sources.

CRAAP test was developed by librarians at Meriam Library, California State University Chico.

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