The CRAAP Test
There are various aspects to consider when you are evaluating the usefulness of a source for a particular research problem. Use the following list of questions to help evaluate sources and decide whether to use the resource and/or what qualifications you should include if you use it (e.g., with acknowledgment that the information is not the most current or as an example of bias in the discourse).
Currency: How timely is the information?
Relevance: How well suited is the source to your needs?
Authority: Does the author know anything about your topic?
Accuracy: Is the source reliable, correct and truthful?
Purpose: Why was this information produced and disseminated?