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FYCO-107-01: Communication in Relationships: Evaluating Resources

Evaluating Information

The CRAAP Test* is a useful guide to evaluating resources. CRAAP is an acronym for the general categories of criteria that can be used to evaluate information you find. The criteria can help you evaluating various types of resources, such as articles, books, and websites. Although your research may uncover a large number of resources, not all materials may be relevant to your research questions or topic. Use the CRAAP Test to decide if information is appropriate for your research!

The C.R.A.A.P. Test - Check It Out!

The C.R.A.A.P. test is a great tool for evaluating resources - watch the video and use the attached quick reference guide.

Source: Wintec Library, Waikato Institute of Technology

CRAAP Test

 

By scoring each category on a scale of 1 to 10 (1=worst, 10=best possible) you can give each site a grade on a 50 point scale for how high-quality it is!

45-50 Excellent / 40-44 Good / 35-39 Average / 30-34 Borderline acceptable / Below 30 Unacceptable

Note: the CRAAP test was developed by librarians at CSU Chico.