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ART 450: Contemporary Art, Design, & Theory - Arnar & Pacheco: Source Evaluation

Ways to Remember

CRAAP

Currency - Is the information timely?

Relevance - Is the information relevant to your research needs (your thesis statement).

Authority - Is this information from a reliable source?

Accuracy - Is this information reliable, truthful, and correct?

Purpose - For what reason does this information exist?

The CRAAP test is adapted from the Meriam Library at California State University Chico.

The CRAAP Test Worksheet

Evaluating Internet Resources

This short tutorial from the Purdue University Libraries will reinforce the ability to evaluate sources that was introduced in the Searchpath tutorial.

Source Evaluation Tutorial