Assessing the quality and content of your sources is crucial, especially when you are using those sources to conduct academic research. How do you know the websites you are using for your research are quality sites? How do you weed out incomplete, irrelevant, out-of-date, or false resources?
Enter the CRAAP Test. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Apply the CRAAP test to your sources. By scoring each category on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = worst, 10=best possible) you can give each source a grade on a 50 point scale for how high-quality it is!
45 - 50 Excellent | 40 - 44 Good | 35 - 39 Average | 30 - 34 Borderline Acceptable | Below 30 - Unacceptable
Ask yourself the following questions about each website you're considering:
Purpose / Point of View
*Based on the original CRAP Test created by Librarian Molly Beestrum, Dominican University..