It is important to thoroughly evaluate where you are getting your information, whether that be a book, research article, website, news story, or any other source. This process allows you to understand what is behind the information being presented so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to accept or use the materials. These are the things to be looking for:
The CRAAP Test is another way to look at information sources for evaluation purposes.
Evaluating Information Sources
Use this tutorial to learn about evaluating online sources of information.
The focus of this tutorial is identifying credible sources of information.
Evaluating information is not limited to websites and text sources, images and videos can also be manipulated or misrepresented. This video outlines how to use a Reverse Image Search to evaluate and verify images found online.