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1 Pre-Assessment Accessing Prior Knowledge You have found a great web site to use for your social studies report. Write three things you should look for to know the site is reliable.

2 Don’t be just a good searcher, be a great researcher! Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Web Sites Is the information on the web site reliable? © California State University at Chico-- Merriam Library

3 C urrency : How up-to-date is the web page?

4 Can you find a date the information was posted or a copyright date? If so, how new is it? Do the links work and are they up-to-date? C urrency : How up-to-date is the web page.

5 R elevance/Coverage : The uniqueness of the content and its importance for your needs.

6 Does the information provide the details that you need? Can the same or better information be found in another source? (For example, an encyclopedia, text book, journal?) Is the information a primary source? Are you comfortable using this information? R elevance/Coverage : Does the information help answer your guiding question?

7 A uthority: The source of the web page.

8 What does the domain name, URL, reveal about the source of the information, if anything?.com = commercial.edu = education (college, university etc.).gov = government agency.org = school or non-profit organization.net = network, an extension for any domain A uthority : Who is the source of the web page? Who is the author, creator, or sponsor? Is contact information provided, such as an or mail address? Is the author associated with a known organization? Are the author’s credentials listed? Is the author an expert on the topic ? Is an organization sponsoring the page?

9 A ccuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content.

10 Are sources for the information included on the site? (Are links provided?) Can you verify (check) the information with another source? Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? A ccuracy : The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the information.

11 P urpose/Objectivity: The presence of bias or prejudice/The reason the web site exists. Chico

12 What is the purpose of the page? to inform? teach? entertain? enlighten? sell? persuade? Are any biases or prejudices clearly stated? Can you easily separate advertising from information? Are opinions clearly labeled? P urpose/Objectivity: Why was the site created?

13 Now you know the CRAAP test!

14 References "Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Web Sites."January 22, California State University at Chico -- Merriam Library.

15 Post Assessment Now that you know about using “CRAAP” to check for reliable information, check out this web site. Would you use it? Why or why not?

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