Skip to Main Content

Evaluating Information and Fake News: The CRAAP Test

You've found some information for an assignment...but how do you tell if the information is any good?

banner 5 images; Old and new phones, puzzle piece, academic book, calipers, education versus money

Banner image source: Pixabay and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 licensed under a CC0 Public Domain licence.


The CRAAP test is a list of simple questions you can ask to help you evaluate literature resource items.

You should select questions which are relevant to the type or resource you are evaluating.

Click on a button to see a list of questions.

Click here to take the CRAAP test

Here is a similar test you could use.






 Except for logos, Canva designs or where otherwise indicated, content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.