Use the CRAAP Model* to evaluate your sources!
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
Download a copy of the CRAAP worksheet
An evaluator should score each category on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = worst, 10=best possible). This creates a 50 pint scale to help determine the quality of a website.
45 - 50 Excellent | 40 - 44 Good | 35 - 39 Average | 30 - 34 Borderline Acceptable | Below 30 - Unacceptable
*Criteria adapted from the CRAAP Test, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico