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Love It or Hate It: The CRAAP Test & Teaching Source Evaluation


The internet is a weird place and search engines can make research seem like a straightforward process, but evaluating online information for credibility is hard work. In the early 2000s, librarians created a tool with guiding questions to support students through the source evaluation process: the CRAAP test.  The (in)famous acronym stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. While it is widely used as a teaching tool, some librarians are pushing back on checklists as overly simplistic and problematic in practice. The readings for this lagniappe break down some of the problems and offer practitioners food for thought. So where does that leave us? Join this lagniappe to discuss your questions, concerns, and ideas.

Date/Time: Friday, May 3rd from 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: CSEL DEN 2

Required Readings:

  • Seeber (2017) - Wiretaps and CRAAP.

Optional/For your reference:

  • Applying the CRAAP Test

View the Learning Lagniappe LibGuide for full-text of readings.

Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Centennial Science & Engineering Library
  ULLS Only  
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