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THEATRE 301 - Western Theatre History

Choosing the Best.

Just like any other skill, evaluating resources becomes faster and easier with practice.


From Danville Area Community College, CRAAP test is an easy acronym for the major elements to look for:

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 or Point of View -- The reason the information exists.

See California State University, Chico's CRAAP Test Handout for useful questions to ask within each element.

Applying the CRAAP Test - a video from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Library

Apply the CRAAP Test Worksheet

Choose one resource you are considering for inclusion in your Bibliography and apply the CRAAP Test using the worksheet below.

Subject Guide

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Beth Royall
Evansdale Library 106
Subjects:Art, Music, Theater

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