The CAARP Test
The CAARP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. Many of these questions can be applied to books, journal articles, news stories and/or web sites.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness or plausibility of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Purpose: the reason the information exists
Adapted from CSU Chico