CRAAP Test for Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Websites Using the CRAAP Test

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. This list of questions does not necessarily include everything you will need to know. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. Questions updated August 2021.

The Reliability of Sources Tutorial is another way to learn about the CRAAP test and evaluating sources:

Reliability of sources tutorial screenshotReliability of Sources discusses what makes information reliable and explores one model for evaluating reliability (CRAAP). You'll learn to point out and apply criteria that can be used to judge the reliability of information.

Other Evaluation Approaches

The CRAAP test is just one approach to evaluating information. Other methods that we recommend include:

Ask a Librarian

Use 24/7 live chat below or:

In-person Help Summer 2024 Mon-Thur, 11am - 3pm

Email or phone replies

Appointments with librarians

 Access Library and Research Help tutorials


The CRAAP test is adapted from the Meriam Library at California State University Chico.