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Professional Counseling: Evaluating Resources

Welcome! This guide identifies key resources for students in the Professional Counseling program.

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!

CRAAP Test

 

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

 

Evaluating Sources Tutorials from Credo

CRAAP Test Video

The CRAAP test can be used to evaluate information you find.

Video Source: YouTube, Jane Says