Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test, Meriam Library, California State University.
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information to your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose: The reason the information exists - inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade?
I'M VAIN = Acronym For Evaluating Sources In News Articles
I =Independent sources are better than self-interested sources.
M =Multiple sources are better than single sources.
V =Sources who Verify are better than sources who assert: "I know" vs. "I believe."
A/I =Authoritative and Informed sources are better than uninformed sources.
N =Named sources are better than unnamed sources.
From the Center For News Literacy, Stony Brook State University.