This rubric will help you assess how trustworthy (credible) a website is. Download the PDF here.
The Get REAL Test = Simple. Usually gets the job done. Download the PDF here.
Read the URL
Examine the Content
Ask about the Author
Look at the Links
The CRAAP Test = More detailed. Good for very tricky or more complicated sites. Download the PDF here.
Currency – the timeliness of the info
Relevance – the importance of the info for your needs
Authority- the source of the info
Accuracy – the reliability, truthfulness, correctness of the info
Purpose – the reason the info exists
Is your info peer-reviewed and “scholarly” or is it “grey” literature (like a trade journal)?