An important skill you will develop throughout your studies is critical thinking - and part of this is recognising that not all information you come across is of high quality.
This page will show you one way of evaluating information.
In most cases, no! Depending on what you need to find, you can decide which parts of the CRAP test are more important.
For example, if your topic was about:
The information you are looking for doesn't necessarily have to pass the currency test, but would still have to pass the relevance, authority and purpose tests.
While scholarly sources like peer-reviewed articles will be your go-to source for most assignments, they are not the only type of resource you will be using. Other resources include:
However with these sources, it becomes harder to judge the quality of the information. Before using any of these sources, you should see if it passes the CRAP test.