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

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

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

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

The C.R.A.P. Test

C.R.A.P. is short for

C.  Currency

R.  Reliability

A.  Authority

P.  Purpose/Point of View

The C.R.A.P. Test is one way to evaluate the quality and value of a resource (book, article, website, etc.). The quality of your final research project is related to the quality of your resources. Check out the C.R.A.P. Test handout!