Answered By: Kimberley Wroblewski
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017     Views: 142

Websites can be tricky! You'll need to ask yourself several questions to evaluate a site's trustworthiness. One way to do this is by using the CRAP test.

Ask yourself, is this CRAP?

  • Currency: How recently was the website updated? When was it created?
  • Reliability: Does the website have spelling or grammar errors? Does it contain unverified facts?
  • Authority: Who wrote the web page? Do they have the proper credentials to discuss the topic?
  • Purpose/Point of View: Why has the site been created? Is it trying to sell you a product, influence your opinion, or advance a cause?

Check the link below, or ask your Campus Librarian, for more tips on evaluating your sources. 

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