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CRAAP Test: Resource Evaluation
The CRAAP Test
Use this worksheet as a guide to evaluate information resources for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Whether researching for educational or personal reasons, it's important to carefully evaluate your information sources. The CRAAP test guides you through the process as you consider a source's Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Use the "site:__" command to limit your searches to specific types of websites. For instance, searching for "personality site:edu" will limit the results to educational websites.
American Sociological Association
The ASA website provides links to sociological journals, research briefs, reports on trends in sociology, and information regarding earning a Bachelor's and Master's degree in sociology.
Center for Social Research Methods
A website that offers useful information related to the social sciences, including a knowledge base covering a range of topics, a guide to using statistics, and more.
Human Rights Watch
A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and defending human rights around the world. The website provides news, multimedia, and publications related to human rights issues.
International Sociological Association
A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting sociologists and their work on an international scale.
Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan organization that researches and distributes information related to public opinion, demographics, mass media, and other topics influencing contemporary society.
Population Reference Bureau
The PRB website provides statistical information and analysis related to health, poverty, gender, families, environmental justice, and more.
This website serves as a one-stop shop for all things sociology on the web, offering information on sociological theories, pioneers in the field, links to articles and essays, and more.
TED Talks: Social Change
Short social change videos from TED, the award-winning nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading."
TED Talks: Society
Short videos on society from TED, the award-winning nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading."
US Census Bureau
The homepage of the United States Census Bureau. Offers detailed statistical information for the US population, including age, race, sex, ancestry, income, population, and other data.