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CRM 332: Evaluating Resources
History of Crime and Punishment
The CRAAP Test
The timeliness of information
When was the information produced?
Has the information been revised or updated?
Is your topic time sensitive? Does it require current, up to date information?
The importance of information for your needs
How does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
Who is the intended audience?
Is the information at an appropriate level; not too advanced or too basic?
Have you looked at a variety of resources before deciding what you will use?
Would you be comfortable citing this source in a paper?
The source of information
Who is the author/sponsor/organization responsible for producing the information?
Are the author's credentials and affiliations provided?
Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
Is contact information for the author and/or publisher provided?
The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Is the information peer reviewed or refereed? (
Types of Articles
Is the information supported by evidence?
Is the information verifiable in another source?
Is the language/tone unbiased?
Are there spelling or grammar errors?
The reason the information exists
What is the information's purpose? Is it to inform, entertain, sell, or persuade?
Are the intentions of the author made clear?
Is the information fact, opinion, or propoganda?
Is the point of view impartial and objective?
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