This module covers the basics of evaluating resources for authority, accuracy, and other criteria.
The CRAAP Test is just one method you can use to evaluate sources for your research.
CRAAP stands for:
C - Currency - How recent is the source?
R - Relevance - Is the source relevant to your topic?
A - Authority - Does the author have the authority to know what they are talking about?
A - Accuracy - Does the source provide accurate information?
P - Purpose - What is the author's intended purpose for the source? To inform? To persuade? To sell?
You can also use these criteria to help discern the quality of a website.