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1 C.R.A.P Test for Website Evaluation
Brandy S. Huffman

2 C - Currency When was the page written or updated?
Is it current enough for your topic?

3 R - Reliability What kind of information is included in the resource?
Is content presented primarily opinion or factual?  Is it balanced? Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

4 A - Authority Who is the creator or author of the page? (If there is no specific author, what is the name of the organization responsible for the site? ) What credentials does the author have? Who is the publisher or sponsor? Are they reputable? What is the publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

5 P – Perspective/Point of View
Is this fact or opinion? Is it biased? Are there advertisements on the site? Is the creator/author trying to sell you something? Based on the writing style and language used, who is the intended audience?

6 P – Perspective/Point of View
What is the domain extension & what does that tell you about the site? Common Domain Name Extensions: .gov — government agencies .edu — educational institutions .org — organizations, usually non-profit .com — commercial businesses, including companies that host personal websites and blogs .mil — the military .net — organizations related to the Internet itself, such as a local Internet Service Provider .uk — Sample domain for a country, in this case the United Kingdom

7 Don’t forget to check your sites for C.R.A.P.!
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