When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it. But is it accurate and reliable? You will have to determine this for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help.
Information can be evaluated by looking at these five criteria:
- Currency: The timeliness of the information
- Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs
- Authority: The source of the information
- Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content
- Purpose: The reason the information exists
See our guide on evaluating sources for more information on this process.
For evaluating news sources, take a look at this Media Bias Chart (static version can be found here.)