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MUSI 1306 NE: Find Websites

Featured Websites (reliable & critically evaluated by librarians)

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Evaluating Sources

CRAP Test - Evaluating Sources


  • How recent is the information?
  • Is it current enough for your topic? (no more than 3-5 years for some topics)
  • Is the data using current information?


  • What kind of information is included?
  • Is the information reliable, truthful, and correct?
  • Are you able to find the same information elsewhere?
  • Are there errors in spelling, grammar, or other typos?


  • Who are the authors or creators?
  • What are their credentials?
  • Who is the publisher or sponsor?
  • Are they reputable?
  • What is the publisher’s interest?
  • Does the site have advertisements?

Purpose/Point of View

  • Is this fact or opinion?
  • Is it biased?
(Originally developed by librarian Molly Beestrum, Dominican University, and adapted in 2008 by LOEX Wiki)