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East Greenwich High School Library: Research Resources

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East Greenwich High School Library Resources


Purdue Online Writing LabNewselaStatistaA-Z Business DatabaseGale in Context Database - High School LevelEBSCOToday's Science Facts on File DatabaseScience Online DatabaseGoogle ScholarJSTOR Open ContentPoints of View Reference CenterFlipster Online MagazinesProCon.orgAllSides.orgWorld Book AdvancedWorld Book StudentWorld Book Kids DatabaseHistory Reference Center databaseConsumer Health Complete databaseBiography Reference CenterCultureGramsLiterary Reference CenterLibrary of CongressReaders TheatreTimelinesWorld Book eBooksAskRIEast Greenwich Free Library​​

Evaluating Sources - The CRAAP Test

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.


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?


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?


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?


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?


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