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EXSC 3400 - Caillouet

Evaluating Sources for Credibility by NCSU

CRAAP Test

There's a lot of junk on the internet. Are you finding the best material for your assignment?

  • Currency - is the date it was published appropriate for your needs?
  • Relevance - is it relevant to your topic?
  • Authority - who is telling you this information? (a scholar? a journalist?)
  • Audience - who is this written for? (the general public? scholars? government officials?)
  • Purpose - why was this published? (to inform? to persuade?)

For more info, check out our guide on Reading Digital Content.