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IT 342: Operating Systems Fundamentals

This guide provides IT 342 students with access to recommended resources and assistance.

Is a source okay to use?

The CRAAP Test

CRAAP* is an acronym for remembering criteria you need to use when evaluating information.

The CRAAP method for evaluating information

C

Currency

   When was the information published or last updated?

R

Relevance

   Does the information answer your research questions appropriately? How

   does it help you? Who is the intended audience?

A

Authority

   Who are the authors and what are their credentials?

A

Accuracy

   Was the piece reviewed by editors or scholars? Is there supporting evidence?

   Can you verify the accuracy of the information? Is there a bibliography or list

   of cited sources?

P

Purpose

   Is the author’s purpose to sell, persuade, entertain, or inform? Is the i

   information or author biased? Do the authors make their intentions clear?

*CRAAP acronym and descriptions created by the Meriam Library at CSU, Chico. (http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/evalsites.html)