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
American Psychological Association - Topics Alphabetical listing of topics related to psychology
American Psychiatric Association - Parents & Families Listing of resources geared towards parents, families, and caregivers on mental health topics.
National Institute of Mental Health - Topics Resources geared towards parents, families, and caregivers.
American Counseling Association not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.
National center for health statistics faststats: mental health Center for disease control and prevention
World Health Organization: Mental Health Atlas Mental health promotion and the prevention of mental, neurological and substance use disorders.
National Alliance on Mental Illness "NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness." (from the home page)
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) "The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace." (from "About Us")
MentalHealth.gov Government website which offers resources and information about mental health
APA Diagnostic Classification DSM-IV-TR diagnostic resource.
Internet Mental Health Contains definitions and descriptions of various mental health problems. The site can be searched by use of a search screen, an index, or a contents page.