Evaluating information is an important part of academic research as it enables the critiquing and reflecting of selected sources of information. If using newspapers then evaluating the information is essential. This involves the application of quality criteria (bias, authority, publication date) to sources, in order to assess information to be included.
The Credo Research Skills modules linked below provide tutorials, videos, and quizzes on evaluating information.
How to Spot Fake News
See these tips from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Licensed under Creative Commons
Consider the source
Check the author
Check the date
Is it a joke?
Check your biases
Ask the experts
Download the IFLA poster on Spotting fake news (PDF 425.5 kB)
The resources below will help you critically evaluate the news you use and share.