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Compiled by Mary Anne Hansen and Sheila Bonnand
The CRAAP Test is a method used to evaluate information for appropriate academic quality. Apply the following criteria to your information to see if it should be used. While all these measures can be used on most source types, criteria in red apply to Internet websites. *
Currency = timeliness of the information
Relevance = the importance of the information
Authority = credibility of the source of the information
Accuracy = reliability or truthfulness of the content
Purpose = reason the information exists
* Credit for this content goes to many different libraries. This is a common evaluation rubric.