Evaluating the authority, usefulness and reliability of the information you find is an important step in the process of academic research. The questions you should be asking yourself about a source are similar whether you are using books, articles, multimedia content, or websites. Check out the resources on this page to be sure you select credible, quality sources for your research assignments.
Evaluating Sources: General Guidelines - Purdue University (OWL)
Watch this short video on Evaluating Sources (4 min.) from MSJC's Online Library Orientation
Adapted from How to Spot Fake News at Factcheck.org