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Evaluating Sources: Using the C.R.A.A.P. Test   Tags: aic, evaluation, internet, websites  

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Who knew that CRAAP could be so useful?

When you search the Web, you’re going to find a lot of information . . . but is it accurate and reliable? You will have to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if the information on a web site is reliable. Please keep in mind that the following list of questions is not static nor is it complete. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. So, what are you waiting for? Is your web site credible and useful, or is it a bunch of . . . !

Why do we say this? The majority of Web documents are mounted independently without the benefit of editorial oversight or fact checking. Anyone can publish on the Web. Therefore, YOU are responsible for ensuring that any website you use for your research contains reliable information.



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