Here are some other more indepth things to think about as you critically evaluate your information sources.
Original CRAAP Test created by Chico State Librarians. Plus questions inspired by the work of Angela Pashia.
The CRAAP Test is a great way to do some basic evaluation of a source. But often when you're evaluating a webpage, CRAAP is not enough because you can't find all the information you need on the page itself - you need to leave the page and do some additional research about the organization, the author, or the claims being made.
Think hard about what you find on the open web (what you track down through Google). Who wrote it? Why? Is the website up to date? Does the information measure up to what you are finding in books and articles? Use the lists below for ideas on how to evaluate this information for college research.
This video describes how Wikipedia works as an information resource. It offers advice on how college students can use Wikipedia, as well as why they will want to dig deeper.