As a digitally literate citizen, you will want to have the skills to evaluate information. How do you know if the information you find is credible and reliable? Some universities suggest to use the CRAAP Test to evaluate sources. CRAAP is an acronym for "Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose." The CRAAP Test was developed by Sarah Blakeslee and a group of librarians at the California State University at Chico.
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|Currency- When was the information published or last updated?||Relevance- What is the depth/coverage of info? Who is the intended audience? How well does the source answer your questions?||Authority- Who wrote the information? What are their credentials? Are they affiliated with a company? A non-profit? A university? Look for a Contact Us or About Us page.||Accuracy- Are there any citations? Do the links work? Where are the links going? Can you verify the information elsewhere?||Purpose- Does the website aim to teach? Inform? Sell? Entertain? Persuade? Is it .gov? .edu? .com?|
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