The CRAAP Test Use the following list to help you evaluate academic

The CRAAP Test
Use the following list to help you evaluate academic or scholarly sources. Answer the questions as appropriate, and then rank each of the 5 parts from 1 to 10 (1 = unreliable, 10 = excellent). Add up the scores to give you an idea of whether you should use the resource (and whether your professor would want you to!).
Timeliness: the timeliness of the information……………………………………………………………..
When was the information written and published?
Has the information been revised or updated?
Have more recent articles proven these findings false, or reinforced them?
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs……………………………………..
Does the information relate to your topic?
Does it answer your questions? _____________________________
Is it written and researched at an appropriate reading level?
Accuracy: the reliability and truthfulness of the source………………………………………………..
Is the information supported by evidence?
Can you verify any of the information in another source?
Can you find sources cited?
Authority: the source of the information……………………………………………………………………..
Who is/are the author(s)?
Is/are the author(s) qualified to write on the topic?
What is the publication, and who publishes this journal?
Is there contact information, such as an e-mail address for the author(s)?
Purpose: the reason the information exists…………………………………………………………………
What is the purpose of the information?
Does the article want to convince you of something or prove an argument?
Are there any biases? Do they only support one point of view?
45 – 50 Excellent
40 – 44 Good
35 – 39 Average
30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – Unacceptable
45 – 50 Excellent
40 – 44 Good
35 – 39 Average
30 – 34 Borderline Acceptable Below 30 – UnacceptableTOTAL: