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Evaluating Resources: The C.R.A.P. Test
Currency: Is it current enough for your topic?
Reliability: Fact or Opinion? Accuracy? Sources Identified?
Authority: Author/Creator - affiliation, reputation, publisher?
Purpose/Point of View: Bias? Background information? Other views acknowledged?
C.R.A.P. test (adapted from Orenic, Kenneth. "The CRAP Test." Paper presented at Loex2008Collaborate. April 28, 2008.)
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