Effective internet searching is as much about eliminating the results you don’t need as it is finding the ones you do. Using the following tips can help you clear away the clutter of results you don’t need — and make it easier to find the results you do.
Based on the News Literacy Project's Eight Tips to Google Like a Pro
From the Univ of Louisville Libraries Citizen Literacy Toolkit
Use the ABC test as a quick way to help you determine the credibility of an information source such as a website, article, or book.
"The first step in countering confirmation bias is to recognize it in ourselves. Then we can guard against it by getting our news from a wide range of credible sources, reading opinion columns from a variety of viewpoints, and including these varied perspectives in our social media posts."
From the News Literacy Project - "Don't Let Confirmation Bias Narrow Your Perspective."
When trying to decide whether or not you can trust information found online - no matter what type of information it is - always ask yourself:
These are the same questions used by professional fact checkers. Watch the video below, which is part of the Crash Course series titled Navigating Digital Information, to find out how they do it.