Be Critical

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Analyze and evaluate your search results. Have you found the most authoritative, accurate, objective, up-to-date, scholarly information available on your research topic?



The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you use. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.

Evaluation Criteria
Currency: The timeliness of the information.

Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.

Authority: The source of the information.

Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.

Purpose: The reason the information exists.