Credible sources: How to evaluate and verify information from the web Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019 Views: 104
When looking at resources that you find on the web, it is important to evaluate them to verify that they are credible. The content might not be accurate, or it may be out of date. You may even be looking at an article that was intended to be a joke.
Luckily, you can use the following resources to evaluate this information:
- Evaluate Web Resources (Research Guide): This page from the Library’s Research guide includes a list of strategies that will help you evaluate resources from the internet. It also includes a printable checklist.
- Evaluate for Quality (The Learning Portal): This page has tips and videos that explain techniques for evaluating resources. It includes printable checklists.
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