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Evaluating Sources - The CRAAP Test

Search the Library Catalog

You can search the East Greenwich High School Library catalog on http://www.ricat.net by using the search box below.  You can also use RICAT to place holds and interlibrary loan requests on over 1,000,000 books and AV materials in schools across RI. Interlibrary loan materials are delivered directly to EGHS at no cost to you.  You will receive an email to come to the library to collect the book when the item is available.

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Placing Books on Hold from Other School Libraries

Placing a hold on a book from another school library is easy. Please follow these steps:

  1. Click advanced search (in blue) in the above "East Greenwich High School Library Catalog" box.
  2. Click the login button in the top right hand corner.
  3. Type in your username and password (username is your five digit lunch code.  The password is EGR)
  4. Select "RICAT (All members)" from the "location" dropdown menu.
  5. Search for a book.
  6. Click on title of the book you want to place on hold.
  7. Click on the "Hold It" icon in the upper right corner (above green arrow).
  8. That's it. You're done.  We'll notify you via email when your book arrives.

Applying the CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test is a series of questions to ask about any source of information.  The questions will help you decide whether your source is credible and appropriate for use in your research.

C

Currency: The timeliness of the information

  • Do you know when the information was published, posted, or last updated?
  • Is the information current for your topic and field of study?

R

Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs

  • Is the information appropriate for a college-level course?
  • Is this an adequately in-depth discussion of the topic?
  • Has Canadian perspective or content been provided?

A

Authority: The source of the information

  • Have the author's credentials or organizational affiliations been identified?
  • Is the author (or authors) qualified to write on the topic?
  • Has the piece been published by a well-known and respected publisher or organization?

A

Accuracy: The reliability and correctness of the informational content

  • Have the author's sources been clearly cited so that you can easily find (and verify) them?
  • Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors?

P

Purpose: The reason the information exists

  • Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear?
  • Does the point of view appear objective, unbiased and impartial?
  • Does the author acknowledge alternative versions of the issues or facts?

 

Adapted from: The University of the Fraser Valley (2009). Evaluating information: The CRAAP test. Retrieved from http://www.ufv.ca/library/tutorials/craaptest.htm