C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites

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The C.R.A.A.P. Test for Evaluating Websites

C - Currency

What is the date of publication?

Does it meet your needs or is the information outdated?

Are the links functional and updated?

R - Relevance

Does this meet the needs of your assignment?

Who is the intended audience?

Is this site appropriate for a research paper?

A - Authority

Who is responsible for the information?

Does the author of the site have the necessary credentials to speak to the subject?

A - Accuracy

Is the information accurate?  Is there sufficient support for it?

What is the tone of the site … professional, scholarly, emotional, etc.?

Is the site free from grammatical typographical errors?

Is the information verifiable?

P - Purpose

What is the purpose of the website?

Is the information fact, opinion, or propaganda?