- When was the information created or published?
- Is this the most recent information on the topic?
- Do you need current information or will older sources work?
- Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is the one you will use?
- Who is the author / publisher / source ?
- What are the author's credentials and qualifications to write on the topic?
- Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source (examples: .com .edu .gov .org .net)?
- Where does the information come from?
- Is the information supported by evidence? Has it undergone a review process?
- Can you verify any of the information in another source?
- Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of emotion?
- What is the intention of the author? Is the source intended to persuade, inform, sell, educate, entertain?
- Is there a conflict of interest statement associated with the work?
- Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
Adapted from: "Is this source or information good? The CRAAP test", California State University, Chico. https://library.csuchico.edu/help/source-or- information-good.