The C.R.A.A.P. Test is a way to evaluate information to decide if it is appropriate for your research.
When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it . . . but is it good information? You will have to determine that for yourself, and The CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
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 content.
Purpose – The reason the information exists.
The CRAAP Test was developed by the Meriam Library at California State University, Chico.