CRAAP Test for Evaluating Websites

Purpose: The reason the information exists

  • What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
  • Do the authors or sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda?
  • What political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases are present?   
  • What can you learn from other trustworthy sources about the bias or purpose of this information?

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