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Library Orientation for Students: CRAP

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Currency

          o How recent is the information?

          o How recently has the website been updated?

          o Is it current enough for your topic?

 

Reliability

          o What kind of information is included in the resource?

          o Is content of the resource primarily opinion?  Is is balanced?

          o Does the creator provide references or sources for data?

 

Authority

          o Who is the creator or author?

          o What are the credentials?

          o Who is the publisher or sponsor?

          o Are they reputable?

          o What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

          o Are there advertisements on the website?

 

Purpose/Point of View

          o Is this fact or opinion?

          o Is it biased?

          o Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?

 

The CRAP Test

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