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Scholarly vs. Popular
The CRAAP Test
Gettysburg College explains the importance of currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
Developed by Meriam Library at California State University, Chico
Evaluating Information Found on the Internet
This guide, from Johns Hopkins, can be applied equally to Internet and non-Internet resources.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
UC Berkeley provides a great evaluative framework in a graphically-pleasing chart.
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages
A chart from Cornell's Web site.
What's in a URL?
IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) list of generic top-level domain name endings (like .com, .gov).
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources List
A continuously updated list of over 900 internet news sources and their reliability. Includes helpful tips for making your own analysis. The list is maintained by communication professor Melissa Zimdars at Merrimack College
Guide to Fake News, Misinformation and Propaganda
Guide from Harvard University's library.
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