How do you know if the web page or other information source you have found is good to use for your papers or classes? Put it to the CRAAP test! CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.  These are criteria to use to evaluate resources you may find on the web or elsewhere.

Answer these questions about your information source to find out how it scores on the CRAAP test.
*What is the URL or address of the source you are evaluating? If it is not an online source, enter the citation information for the source (title, author, publication, date, or other information about the source you have).
Currency: When was the information created and last updated?

  • Can you find a publication date?
  • Are there any broken links (404 error)?
  • Is the information current enough for your topic?