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IELP Library Guide for Student Research: The C.R.A.P. Test

The C.R.A.P. Test in Action Video: Websites

This video demonstrates using the C.R.A.P. test (Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of View) to evaluate websites.

The C.R.A.P. Test in Action Video: Articles

Handout: The C.R.A.P. Test

C.R.A.P. is short for

C. Currency

R. Reliability

A. Authority

P. Purpose/Point of View

Applying the C.R.A.P. Test to a source, such as a book, article, or website,  is one way to evaluate the quality and value of it before you start writing your paper. The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of the sources you use. Check out this handout about the C.R.A.P. test.