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ENGL 0324 TR Spence: Websites

Evaluating Websites

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Useful Websites

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CRAP Test

Information found on the Internet is not filtered for quality.  It is up to you to evaluate websites using the CRAP test:

Currency

  • How recent is the information?

  • Is it current enough for your topic?

  • When was the site last updated?

Reliability

  • What kind of information is included in the resource?

  • Is content of the resource primarily opinion?

  • Does the creator provide references?

Authority

  • 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?

  • Are they trying to sell you something?​

 

Source: CRAP test originally developed by librarian Molly Beestrum, Dominican University, and adapted in 2008 by LOEX Wiki