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Evaluating Resources Using C.R.A.A.P.O

C.R.A.A.P.O. is an acronym for the primary criteria you want to use when evaluating sources. It stands for:

  • Currency
  • Relevancy
  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Purpose
  • Objectivity

In addition to following the C.R.A.A.P.O. guidelines for evaluating sources, consider these 3 special criteria to consider when evaluating websites:

  • Domain (.com, .org, .edu, .gov)
  • Last Updated Date
  • Functionality & Design

Check out the Source Evaluation Rubric for a step-by-step evaluation tool.

Source: Southern New Hampshire University Shapiro Library