What is the CRAAP test?

The CRAAP test is an acronym to help you evaluate the credibility of a source you are considering using.

The CRAAP test has 5 main components:

  • Currency: Is the source up-to-date?
  • Relevance: Is the source relevant to your research?
  • Authority: Where is the source published? Who is the author? Are they considered reputable and trustworthy in their field?
  • Accuracy: Is the source supported by evidence? Are the claims cited correctly?
  • Purpose: What was the motive behind publishing this source?