Goal: To critically evaluate information and its sources.
Goal: To find an authoritative, credible source, a source that supplies some good evidence that allows you to trust it.
Who is the author or the publisher?
Goal: To find a source that is correct, up-to-date, factual, detailed, exact, and comprehensive.
Is it timely?
Goal: To find a source that engages the subject thoughtfully and reasonably, concerned with the truth.
Is it fair?
Goal: To find a source that provides convincing evidence for the claims made, a source you can triangulate (find at least two other sources that support it).
Is there documentation or a bibliography of other sources?
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