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ENG 102, Lewis, Allegheny: Evaluating Information

This guide provides resources for English 102.

Evaluate Information

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:
 Identify and apply the six ways to evaluate sources: who, what, where, when, how, and why?

Evaluating information

Evaluating the source of your information can be just as important in our everyday research as it is with academic research. In the current era of technology, it can sometimes be difficult to discern what is truth, what is opinion, and what is categorically false without knowing where the information came from. It is important to evaluate your sources to determine if they are reliable and credible or not.

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Tutorial: Evaluating Information

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Video: Evaluating Sources

Access Video: Evaluating Sources

How to Spot Fake News

How to spot fake news


Fact & Bias Checking

Media Bias / Fact Check

"The most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet, " Mediat Bias/Fact Check currently rates more 5200+ media sources and journalists. provides "balanced news and civil discourse."

Ground News

"Ground News is a platform that makes it easy to compare news sources, read between the lines of media bias and break free from algorithms."

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