Start with the sites you know.
If you don't know the site -- Be Skeptical!
Check the URL:
Who Published It?
Who Wrote It?
Links to the Site
Find Related Sites
Type the word LINK: into Google search box. Paste the URL directly after the colon, no spaces. Difference search engines may have different results so try more than one. If you don’t see any links, shorten the URL.
CQ Researcher, one of the library's most-used databases has a report on Misinformation in popular media at:
Justice, G. (2022, January 28). Misinformation and the media. CQ researcher, 32, 1-30. http://library.cqpress.com/
Document URL: https://tinyurl.com/2p8m9v6u
In the last 10 years, scholarly publishing has been plagued by explosive growth of bogus scientific journals, sometimes called "predatory journals."
Library databases have already screened out these predatory journals for you, but if you are looking for articles using Google, Google Scholar, or another web search engine, you need to add an extra step to your research. You need to make sure the article you are looking at comes from a genuine peer-reviewed journal.
There is a library database called Cabell's that lists predatory journals: Cabell's Predatory Reports. Go to this database and type in the name of the journal you found on the web. If you find the journal in this database, you should not use the article in your research.