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
Note: all credit for the CRAAP test goes to the librarians who developed it at Meriam Library at CSU Chico.
American Academy of Religion The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. Their mission is to promote reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion.
American Theological Library Association A professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians
Evangelical Theological Society A professional, academic society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others involved in evangelical scholarship
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines
ARDA (Association of Religion Data Archives) - "A collection of surveys, polls, and other data submitted by researchers and made available online by the ARDA.
Atla LibGuide on Religion - "The Atla Websites on Religion LibGuide is a growing, selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion."
Abbreviations in Theology and Biblical Studies - Abbreviations and acronyms for theological journals and Biblical Commentaries
Desiring God - Christian resources for knowing God and finding satisfaction in Him.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Full text of a variety of Christian classic works.
Christianity.com - Offers biblically-based content around four content areas - Christian Foundations, Christian Living, Community and Bible Study Tools.
Gospel Coalition - "A fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures."
Internet Christian Library - A collection of "classical" Christian materials available on the internet.
Religious Studies Web Guide - Free internet resources of use to researchers involved in the academic study of religion.
The Barna Group: The Barna Group website contains information from a variety of surveys and statistics related to this demographic.
Association of Religion Data Archives: U.S. and global religious statistics. A project from several departments and colleges at Penn State.
Pew Research Center Reports on Religion: "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world"