This brief video was created by Lori Micho, a librarian at Johnson & Wales University:
The CRAAP test is a list of questions to determine if an information resource is reliable. CRAAP includes the following criteria:
(developed at California State University at Chico)
This video describes the many differences in content and intended usage for popular magazines, trade publications, opinion publications and scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals:
It is very important to be able to determine the credibility and relevancy of information, especially when used for research in higher education. College students are typically required to use sources that meet certain criteria for scholarship, when researching information for papers and presentations.
The Association of College and Research Libraries includes evaluation of sources in the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.