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Information Literacy: Be Savvy about your Sources: Evaluating

Information-savvy: Having a shrewd understanding of how to deal with information. "Information Competency" or "Information Fluency"


Currency - Is it current enough for your topic?
Reliability - Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?   
Authority -
 Who is the creator or author? What are their credentials?
Purpose/Point of View - Is this fact or opinion? How is it biased?


Other CRAP tests you can use

C-ontent balanced | Current
R-eliable | Relevant
A-uthoritative | Accurate | Appropriate
P-urpose/bias (advocate or inform)
P-oint of view (biased or balanced)

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Review of popular source evaluation acronyms by Val Magno

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