C.R.A.A.P.O. is an acronym for the primary criteria you want to use when evaluating sources. It stands for:
Use the tabs on this box for more information about each criteria. Keep in mind that most of these criteria apply to evaluating websites as well, but websites may have some additional criteria to consider such as domain and functionality. Visit the What About Websites? page for more details.
Check out the Source Evaluation Rubric for a step-by-step evaluation tool.
The C.R.A.A.P. Test was created by Sarah Blakeslee (California State University at Chico, Meriam Library). With her permission, this content was based off her original text with some modification.