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CRAAP is a method for evaluating a source based on its own properties. It prompts you to check the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of a publication.
Currency relates to the timeliness of the resource:
Relevance relates to the importance of the information to you:
Authority relates to the source of the information:
Accuracy relates to the reliability of the resource:
Purpose relates to the reason the information exists: