Answered By: Helen DeBalzo Green
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2014     Views: 111

  CRAAP is an acronym for :

  • C:  Currency:  The timeliness of the information.  When was the information published or posted? 
  • R:  Relevance:  Is the information directly related to your topic? 
  • A:  Authority:  The source of the information.  What are the author's credentials?
  • A: Accuracy:   The reliability and correctness of the content. Where does the information come from?
  • P: Purpose:  The reason the information exists.  What biases are involved?  Is the information fact, opinion or propaganda?

When trying to determine if a website, article, or book is a reliable resource, applying the CRAAP test is a good place to start.

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