The CRAAP test is a test to check the objective reliability of sources across academic disciplines. CRAAP is an acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
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The information is recently published or posted?
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Has the information been revised or updated?
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Is the information current or out-of-date for your topic?
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Are the links functional?
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Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
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Are you an intended audience?
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Is the information at an appropriate level?
i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs
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Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use?
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Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper?
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Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Do you think you can trust him/her?
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Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
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What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given?
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What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
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Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address?
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Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source?
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Where does the information come from? Is it reliable sources or not?
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Is the information supported by evidence?
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Has the information been reviewed or refereed?
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Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
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Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion?
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Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?
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Is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
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Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
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Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
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Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
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Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?
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