The CRAP test is a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria: Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose/Point of View. Below are some questions to help you think about how to measure each of the criteria.
Purpose/Point of View –
STEP ONE: Find background information on your topic. A good place to start is the medicine section of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Read carefully the background articles on your debate topic. Look for the main themes and points being made. Write these down as they will be the words, phrases, ideas used to search for additional information.
STEP TWO: Use Google to search for reliable information on the topic. Critically evaluate each resource and only pick 1 of the absolute best.
Example: Search results for Ebola.
STEP THREE: Search for scholarly articles in the library's databases.
Example: Search ProQuest Health & Medical Complete for Ebola