and Using Your Sources
Evaluation of resources is extremely important. With most
books and periodicals, a publisher has reviewed the content prior to publishing
the information. On the web, however, anyone can be an author, editor, or
publisher (even you!). Therefore, for anything you find on the web, it is
your responsibility to evaluate the information before you use what you found
in your assignment. A good way to evaluate web resources is by applying them
to the CRAAP
, shown below.
timeliness of the information.
depth and importance of the information.
source of the information.
reliability of the information.
possible bias present in the information.
This modified version of the CRAAP Test
was created by Gettysburg
College. The original Test was developed by the Meriam
Library, California State University, Chico.