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A + Guide: No CRAAP! Evaluating and choosing the best sources

Don't use any old crap from the Web! Use the CRAAP (and sometimes B) Test to help choose the best sources.

What is CRAAP?

The CRAAP Test is an easy way to remember the key essentials to evaluating information. Each word stands for an important aspect to consider when researching. 

  • Currency - The timeliness of the information 
  • Relevancy - The importance of the information for your needs 
  • Authority - The source of the information 
  • Accuracy - The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content  
  • Purpose - The reason the information exists 

CSU Chico CRAAP Test

CRAAP Rating System

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