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CRAAP Test and Library Worksheet Scoring Guide
CRAAP Test and Library Worksheet Scoring Guide
NONPERFORMANCE
BASIC
Locate correct
journal article in
library search when
provided with
minimal search
information.
Does not locate
correct journal
article in library
search when
provided with
minimal search
information.

Locates a related, but
Locates correct
incorrect journal article, in journal article
library search when
in library
provided with minimal
search when
search information.
provided with
minimal search
information.
Locates correct journal article in
library search when provided with
minimal search information and
provides multiple identifying data.
Assess the
credibility of an
online source of
information.
Does not assess
the credibility of
an online source
of information.
Assesses the credibility
of an online source of
information using less
than four criteria from the
CRAAP Test.
Assesses the
credibility of an
online source
of information.
Assesses the credibility of an
online source of information using
five categories and a total score
on the CRAAP Test.
Apply psychological
principle of denial to
the topic of scientific
research findings.
Does not apply
psychological
principle of
denial to the
topic of
scientific
research
findings.
Addresses denial of
scientific research
findings but the
application is vague or
inappropriate.
Applies
psychological
principle of
denial to the
topic of
scientific
research
findings.
Applies psychological principle of
denial to the topic of scientific
research findings and relates this
to “fake news.”
Develop the skills of
paraphrasing and
summarizing to
represent the
purpose of an
external source.
Does not
develop the
skills of
paraphrasing
and
summarizing to
represent the
purpose of an
external source.
Attempts to develop the
skills of paraphrasing and
summarizing to represent
the purpose of an
external source are
awkward, inaccurate, or
border on plagiarism.
Develops the
skills of
paraphrasing
and
summarizing to
represent the
purpose of an
external
source.
Develops strong skills of
paraphrasing and summarizing to
represent the purpose of an
external source using synthesis
of external source information
and identifies purpose as an
element of critical thinking.
Assess personal
time management
plan for this
assignment.
Does not assess
personal time
management
plan for this
assignment.
Assess inaccurately the
time estimates of the
time management plan
for this assignment.
Assesses
personal time
management
plan for this
assignment.
Assesses personal time
management plan accurately for
this assignment and reports
specific changes to improve
future planning.
Communicate using
a well-organized
paragraph with a
clear main idea.
Does not
communicate
using a wellorganized
paragraph with a
clear main idea.
Communicates using a
paragraph that is
unorganized or lacking a
clear main idea.
Communicates
using a wellorganized
paragraph with
a clear main
idea.
Communicates using a wellorganized paragraph with a clear
main idea that is supported by
examples.
Integrate appropriate
use of scholarly
sources, evidence,
and citation style.
Does not
integrate
appropriate use
of scholarly
sources,
evidence, and
citation style.
Integrates sources,
evidence, and citation
style with no synthesis of
information and uses
questionable sources that
includes many flaws in
APA citation style.
Integrates
appropriate use
of scholarly
sources,
evidence, and
citation style.
Integrates and synthesizes
evidence from credible, scholarly,
and professionally sound
sources, with minimal flaws in
APA citation style.
CRITERIA
PROFICIENT
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Instructions
This assignment will help you build skills in evaluating and finding
resources-essential tasks to master whenever you need information for
your day-to-day life or in school. We start with the Internet, as a source of
information you are already familiar with and where you’ll evaluate a
provided Website to apply the CRAAP Test. From the internet, we move to
a source of information you’ll want to learn-the Capella Library. You’ll be
asked to locate a specific article and share some of what you find. As you
complete this exercise, reflect on the differences between Internet and
library sources. Can you guess which ones your instructors will prefer you
to use?
Assignment Instructions
For this assignment, begin with locating the Internet article identified in the
CRAAP Test and Library Worksheet [DOCX]. Note: Additional guidance can
be found on the Library Research and Information Literacy Skills page.
Use the questions on the CRAAP Test to evaluate the Internet article and
score each category-Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and
Purpose. Add up your scores to determine the article’s total score. The
assignment worksheet provides a rating and guidance with how acceptable
the source is for your use.
After evaluating the Internet article using the CRAAP Test, move to the
second section of the worksheet to explore a different type of resource.
Locate the article (using the little information provided) from the Capella
Library using Summon and respond to the questions using complete
sentences. Note: Use the Database Guide: Summon to help you create your
search for this article. Complete the following:
● Locate correct journal article in library search when provided with
minimal search information.
● Assess the credibility of an online source of information.
● Apply psychological principle of denial to the topic of scientific
research findings.
● Develop the skills of paraphrasing and summarizing to represent the
purpose of an external source.
● Assess personal time management plan for this assignment.
○ Did the time to complete this assignment take less time, more
time, or about what you expected to complete?
○ What future changes can you make based on your first
assignment’s time management planning? 
● Communicate using a well-organized paragraph with a clear main
idea.
● Integrate appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and citation
style.
Refer to the scoring guide to ensure that your work meets the grading
criteria for this assignment.
Submission Requirements
Save the completed CRAAP Test and Library Worksheet as a Word
document (.doc or .docx) on your computer. Then, attach a copy of this
document as your assessment submission.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your
proficiency in the following course competencies:
● Competency 1: Apply information literacy skills.
○ Assess the credibility of an online source of information.
○ Locate correct journal article in library search when provided
with minimal search information.
● Competency 2: Apply foundational psychological principles to
relevant topics in psychology.
○ Apply psychological principle of denial to the topic of scientific
research findings.
● Competency 3: Apply critical thinking to problems in the field of
psychology.
○ Develop the skills of paraphrasing and summarizing to
represent the purpose of an external source.
● Competency 4: Apply self-regulation skills to online learning.
○ Assess personal time management plan for this assignment.
● Competency 6: Demonstrate effective oral or written communication
skills.
○ Communicate using a well-organized paragraph with a clear
main idea.
○ Integrate appropriate use of scholarly sources, evidence, and
citation style.
Note: Your instructor may use the Writing Feedback Tool when grading this
assignment. The Writing Feedback Tool is designed to provide you with
guidance and resources to develop your writing based on five core skills.
You will find writing feedback in the Scoring Guide for the assignment,
once your work has been evaluated.
CRAAP Test and Library Worksheet
CRAAP Test Directions: Imagine you are researching the topic of how vaccines may affect
autism. Go to the following Web page and answer the questions in the CRAAP Test Worksheet
below.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/09/16/how-to-end-the-autismepidemic.aspx
Use the following questions to help you evaluate the above source of information. Answer the
questions and then score each category from 1-10 (1=unreliable, 10=excellent). Add up the
score to help you decide whether you should use that source for your coursework.
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Currency Score
1. Is the information current enough (in psychology, usually within
5 years)?
2. Has the information or website been revised or updated in the
past 6 months?
3. Are the links functional?
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Relevance Score
1. Does the information relate to your topic or answer your
question?
2. Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e., not too
elementary or too advanced for your needs?
3. Have you looked at a variety of sources before choosing this
one?
Authority: The source of the information
Authority Score
1. Are you able to determine who is the author publisher of the
information?
2. Can you verify the author or publisher’s credentials as a
respected expert on the topics?
3. Does the URL help you determine the source? (.edu; .com;
.gov; .org)
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the
content.
Accuracy Score
1. Did the author back up his/her statements with credible
evidence and list/link to verifiable sources?
2. Is the information free of spelling, grammar, or other
typographical errors?
3. Does the language or tone seem unbiased and free of emotion?
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
Purpose Score
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1. Is the purpose to inform? (And not to sell, entertain, or
persuade)
2. Is the information fact? (And not opinion or propaganda)
3. Is the source free of ideological, cultural, religious, institutional,
or personal biases?
Scoring:

45-50 Excellent

40-44 Good

35-39 Average

30-34 Borderline Acceptable (Below 30 Not an acceptable
source)
Total Score
Adapted from the CRAAP Test created at the Meriam Library at the California State University at
Chico.
Library Worksheet Directions: Locate the article below in the Capella Library using Summon.
Use the Database Guide Summon: The Basics to help you create your search for this article.
Dr. Arch Mainous published an article in 2018 about primary care physicians sharing scientific
findings (key word: research) in an era of fake news.
After you have located the article and read it, answer the following questions:
1. What is the full title of the article Dr. Mainous published in 2018?
2. What is the name of the professional journal in which this article appears?
3. What volume and issue of the journal contains this article?
4. What pages from that journal contain this article?
5. What is the DOI of this article?
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6. Is this a scientific research article or an editorial/commentary about research?
[ ] scientific research article
[ ] editorial/commentary
7. Briefly, summarize in a paragraph of your own words (paraphrase) what is the primary
purpose of the Mainous article?
8. Summarize in a paragraph of your own words what Mainous recommends primary care
researchers do when publishing future scientific studies to overcome science denial and claims
of “fake news”.
9. What is the in-text citation for this journal article using APA style?
10. What is the reference for this journal article using APA-style?
11. How much time did it take you to complete this exercise and worksheet? Select one answer.
[ ] About what I planned or expected
[ ] More time than I planned or expected
[ ] Less time than I planned or expected
12. If this took more or less time than expected, what changes do you intend to make in your
future time management planning? Be specific.
Save this completed worksheet as a Word document (.doc, .docx) on your computer. Then, attach a
copy of this document as your submission for the Week 3 assignment.
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