Who is the author? What are the author's credentials? Does the author have expertise in the area? Is the author associated with a reputable organization?
Is the information balanced? Is it more opinion than fact? Is the page a presentation of facts or designed to sway opinion? Is a product, service, or idea being sold?
When was the page last updated? Are any links dead? Is the information consistent with your knowledge in the subject?
Is information documented with references? Are the facts given supported with evidence? If statistics are provided, what is the source? Is the page free of spelling mistakes or other obvious mistakes?
“Library Research Help: Evaluating Websites.” LibGuides, Keith Leftwich Memorial Library, OK City Community College, 28 Nov. 2017, libguides.occc.edu/research/website.
Other Website Evaluation methods and sites:
Fact Checking Resources
Check news, facts and other online information using these excellent resources:
Example of Misleading News
“Library Home: Fake News: What Is Fake News?” What Is Fake News? - Fake News - Library Home at Colby-Sawyer College, Colby-Sawyer College, 19 Dec. 2017, library.colby-sawyer.edu/fakenews.