The CRAAP Test to Evaluate Information on the Web

(Adapted from the Meriam Library, California State University, Chico and the Michigan Library Association CRAAP Test Worksheet)

Use the following list to help you evaluate sources. Answer the questions as appropriate, and then rate each of the 5 parts from 1 to 10 (1 = poor, 10 = excellent). Add up the scores to give you an idea of whether you should you use the resource.

Check for a copyright date at the bottom of the page, or backtrack to the home page to search for a date.

Look for the author or editor(s)’ name, as well as the publisher of the website, which is usually found at the bottom of the page by the copyright symbol ©.

SCORE:  45-50 Excellent, 40-44 Good, 35-39 Average,
30-34 Borderline Acceptable, Below 30 Unacceptable