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Test your ability to judge online resources
See how you do at determining whether information is true or false. Are you as good as you think?
(Note: The canonical version of the Check Please Starter Course exists here, which is the version written by Mike Caulfield.)
Can You Spot the Deceptive Facebook Post?
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Evaluating Resources (UC Berkeley)
A guide with techniques that help you quickly find what you need to know about web pages and train your mind to think critically, even suspiciously, by asking a series of questions that will help you decide how much a web page is to be trusted.
Evaluating Information Sources: A Tutorial (Purdue)
This brief tutorial highlights criteria for evaluating sources and sites on the Internet and Web, and provides example sites for you to apply what you have learned. (Takes about 20 minutes to complete.)
News Quality Infographics
The most helpful aspect of the following charts is their indication of quality news outlets. The bias indicator in the charts is less helpful. Remember that bias in and of itself is not a problem. Everything that is written has a bias or perspective, including outlets that are pictured in the middle. Always remember that a center perspective is still a bias and that there is no such thing as a neutral perspective
by Andre Ellingson and Shannon Horton from Deborah County Community School District
Scholarly vs. Popular Articles
Scholarly journals are written by experts in their fields for students and researchers. Most are peer-reviewed.
Popular magazines and newspapers are written by journalists or others for general readers.
Evaluating Online Sources - Part 1
Search the Internet laterally
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