There are many checklists available to help guide you through this critical process of evaluating your sources; you may have heard of the CRA(A)P test, RADAR, Rate my Source, or something similar. All of these lists are really just devices to help novice researchers remember the criteria by which they should evaluate the information they find.
Beyond checking that your source satisfies some of the criteria suggested below, your search should also involve digging a little deeper. What can you learn from a Google search about the site, author, or publisher?
The following list is meant to be a starting point for you to develop your own internalized set of questions.
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