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SIFT - A Method for Evaluating Online Information: Other Information Evaluation Methods

The CRAAP Test and more


There are other methods of evaluating online sources. One that may be familiar to you is the CRAAP Test. The CRAAP test helps you to review an online source for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. These criteria are the foundation for what we think is the next step in evaluating sources: SIFT. Click on the  Home tab on this page for more information! See below for more on the basics of the CRAAP test. 

The CRAAP Test method


The CRAAP test (click here for full breakdown of criteria)

  • Currency 
  • Relevance 
  • Authority 
  • Accuracy 
  • Purpose



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