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General Resource Evaluation: CRAAP Test

It is important for researchers to evaluate every potential research resource in light of the project they're doing. Follow along with this guide to learn more about this process.

The CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is used to help you evaluate resources. It is most often used to evaluate websites, but the same criteria can be applied to other types of resources as well.

CRAAP is an ancronym that stands for:

  • Currency
  • Relevancy
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

To find out more about the CRAAP Test, check out our CRAAP Test LibGuide for website evaluation. You can also view the slideshow to the right.

The CRAAP Test Slideshow

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Special thanks to Holly Schettler of Morningside College for the content and layout of the General Resource Evaluation guide!