The quality of our work is determined in part by the quality of the sources we use. The CRAAP Test Plus consists of questions to consider when you're determining what sources you'll rely on.
Even if you're familiar with the CRAAP Test, please take a look at the Plus questions. I think they're essential, and they were not part of the original CRAAP Test.
The CRAAP Test Plus is a helpful tool, but if you're new to evaluating sources, or you're looking for something more in depth, I'd recommend enrolling in the ARC Library Research Tutorials and working your way through the Evaluating & Selecting Sources module.
Please let me know if you have any questions or could use some assistance evaluating sources :)
Original CRAAP Test created by Chico State Librarians. Plus questions inspired by the work of Angela Pashia.
Here's how the C.R.A.P test differs from the CRAAP test; both can be used as a guide to help you evaluate your sources:
C = currency; R = reliability; A = authority; P = purpose/point of view
Watch the videos below to see how the C.R.A.P can be used to evaluate different types of sources.
NOTE: If you'd like to see the articles discussed in this video to review their qualities for yourself, click on the links below.