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CRAAP Test : How to Evaluate Resources

R is for Relevancy

The Letter R


Does the information meet your information needs? 

Does it fit your thesis or argument?

If the paper is scholarly, does the research meet that standard?

Does the resource answer a question or solve a problem?

Does the information give clues for further research?

Is this resource fresh and different from other information found in research process?

Can you use this resource as an example or support to central ideas?