CRAAP TEST WORKSHEET
Use the following worksheet to help you evaluate your sources. Score each of the main categories 1 to 10 (1 = Worst; 10 = Best). Check your scores with the key at the bottom.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Purpose: the reason the information exists
30-34 Borderline Acceptable
Below 30 Unacceptable
Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)-The official edited documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. Broken down by presidential administration and geographic areas. Volumes released approximately 30 years after events.
National Archives State Dept. Central Files 1973-1979 (Raw transcripts of State Dept. telegrams)
USAID Explorer (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) record of U.S. foreign economic assistance from 2001-2015. See U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (Green Book) for this data going back to 1945. (Also includes military assistance.)
International Crisis Group Non-governmental, non-partisan organization which was founded to analyze conflict and to advise governments and intergovernmental organizations on ways to prevent and resolve conflict.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Overview and Statistics By ProCon.org, a non-profit, non-partisan education website on a number of high controversy issues.
Global Conflict Tracker: Arab-Israeli Conflict The Council on Foreign Relations keeps up to date pages on global conflicts, including sections on background information, recent updates, and links to articles with more in-depth analysis.