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Evaluating Online Resources: Identifying Credible Sources

Identifying Credible Sources

. Civic Online Reasoning, Stanford History Education Group,

Green, John. “Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3.” YouTube, CrashCourse, 22 Jan. 2019,

Lateral Reading Tips

Lopez, Camille. “Fact Check like a Pro.” COVID-19 Track the Facts, Federation Professionnelle Des Journalistes Du Quebec, 14 July 2020,

More Search Tips:

  • Search the website name if it's unfamiliar.

    • "website name"-site:[websiteURL] will get you results about the website

  • Check the website's "About" page for names of people or organizations to search.

    • Use quotation marks " " around your search terms to narrow your results.

    • Use CTRL+f or CMD+f to find the specific search terms in the body of the website.