Use the ABCD Evaluation method to analyze articles you find outside the Library for credibility and trustworthiness.
Authority. Ask -- Who is the author? What are their credentials?
Bias. Ask -- Is it objective? Does the author appeal to emotion more than logic?
Currency. Ask -- When was it published? Is it up to date?
Documentation. Ask -- Are claims supported by evidence? Does the author cite their sources?
Evaluate online newspaper articles like you would evaluate a reliable website (using the ABCD Evaluation worksheet).
Having trouble? Try AllSides, which gives you a balanced take on how news is being reported by popular sources. Select the “Balanced Search” tab and search for your topic. The site will provide “News from the Left,” “News from the Center,” and “News from the Right.”
Use Google for this one! After you type in your search term(s), select Settings > Advanced Search, then enter ".gov" in the box for site or domain.
Use Google for this one too! After you type in your search term(s), select Settings > Advanced Search, then enter ".edu" in the box for site or domain.
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