CRAAP Criteria



The Research Guide has been discontinued.

Please use the UI&U Library Tutorial or the Peer-Review & Evaluation Tutorial

Faculty members: please contact a librarian if you need assistance updating your research assignments. 




How can you know if information is appropriate for your research?

Consider the source. Apply the CRAAP test. Is it Current? Relevant? Authoritative? Accurate? Suits the Purpose?

Click on the words below to learn more about each of these criteria.


Currency Relevance Authority
Accuracy Purpose


(CRAAP acronym used courtesy of Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.)