The CRAAP Test
Can you separate the roses

from the

manure?
Currency
• Can you find when the information
was posted/published?
• When was it last updated?
• Is it ever updated?
• Is ...
Relevancy
• Does this inform your
topic or thesis?
• Will this help support your
argument? Is it a good example?
• Will yo...
Authority
• Who wrote or published this?
• What expertise do they have?
• Does the organization state their
purpose clearl...
Accuracy
• Can you verify the information?
• Are the means of discovering this
information made clearly
available?
• Is th...
Purpose
• Does it add new knowledge to
the world?
• Is this information presented with
a bias? Is it objective?
• If there...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
“About” page
Read the self-description of...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
Content
Study the words, vocabulary, imag...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
Style
Banner, colors, logo; does this sit...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
URL
What does the internet address tell y...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
Links
Which sites does this page link to ...
Websites aren’t labelled.
…so where can you find the
answers to these questions?
Site Architecture and Labelling
How is th...
Look around. Literally.

The CRAAP Test
Look around. Literally.

The CRAAP Test
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The Craap Test for evaluating resources

  1. 1. The CRAAP Test Can you separate the roses from the manure?
  2. 2. Currency • Can you find when the information was posted/published? • When was it last updated? • Is it ever updated? • Is this the most current version? • Do the links work? The CRAAP Test
  3. 3. Relevancy • Does this inform your topic or thesis? • Will this help support your argument? Is it a good example? • Will your assignment be better with this? • Is it restating things you've already said and/or supported elsewhere? The CRAAP Test
  4. 4. Authority • Who wrote or published this? • What expertise do they have? • Does the organization state their purpose clearly and openly? Are they a subsidiary? • Can you easily contact them? • Does the publisher have the right to post/publish this information? The CRAAP Test
  5. 5. Accuracy • Can you verify the information? • Are the means of discovering this information made clearly available? • Is the information presented clearly with adherence to grammar, spelling and labelling standards? The CRAAP Test
  6. 6. Purpose • Does it add new knowledge to the world? • Is this information presented with a bias? Is it objective? • If there is an opinion presented, is it made clear? • Goal: to teach, persuade, sell, entertain? The CRAAP Test
  7. 7. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? “About” page Read the self-description of publisher, authors, organization. Who are they? How do they present themselves? Do they tell you what their credentials are? The CRAAP Test
  8. 8. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? Content Study the words, vocabulary, images, multi-media content - do they all match up to give a cohesive message? Do they directly answer your questions? The CRAAP Test
  9. 9. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? Style Banner, colors, logo; does this site look legitimate? Too slick? Amateurish? Outdated? The CRAAP Test
  10. 10. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? URL What does the internet address tell you about the site? Can you find the “parent” URL? What does the domain (ending) tell you? The CRAAP Test
  11. 11. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? Links Which sites does this page link to – who do they affiliate themselves with? Do they match the stated information and intent of the site in question? The CRAAP Test
  12. 12. Websites aren’t labelled. …so where can you find the answers to these questions? Site Architecture and Labelling How is the site organized? Is the site labelled? What sections are available? Do the links work? Is there a copyright statement? The CRAAP Test
  13. 13. Look around. Literally. The CRAAP Test
  14. 14. Look around. Literally. The CRAAP Test
  15. 15. The CRAAP Test http://libguides.capilanou.ca/craap is part of the Online Research guide • • • • Find Evaluate Assess Record
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