Answered By: Helen DeBalzo Green
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017     Views: 138

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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