When searching the Web, it is important to determine if information presented is accurate and reliable. The CRAAP test is a list of criteria that can be applied to determine if the information on a site is reliable.
Applying the CRAAP test:
- Currency: the timeliness of the web page
- Relevance/Coverage: the uniqueness of the content and its importance for your needs.
- Authority: the source of the web page
- Accuracy: reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the informational content.
- Purpose: presence of bias or prejudice; the reason the site exists.