Information available on the Internet is not regulated for quality or accuracy. Learn how to evaluate the resources or information you find on-line.
Resources to help you evaluate resources found online for your research.
Learn about Evaluating Sources: CRAP TestThe CRAP Test, developed by Molly Beestrum, is a helpful tool to use when trying to decide if a website is a credible, valid source. The CRAP Test looks at four major areas: currency, reliability, authority and purpose. When determining whether a website is credible or not, evaluate it on those four areas. Here are a few suggestions to help you think through your evaluation process.