What do you really know about the information you use? Is it reliable? Can you trust the source? Use the tutorials and tips included in this guide to figure out if the information source you have found is reliable and trustworthy. It is difficult to do this in some cases, so do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help if you are not sure if a particular source should be used for your project.
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."
CARDIO = Currency. Authority. Relevance. Documentation. Information Type. Objectivity.
This is another method that you can use to evaluate resources. It is more thorough than the ABC Test in that is asks you more questions in order to help you determine if a resource is right for your project.
Adapted from the C.A.R.D.I.O. Evaluation Handout by Hamlett and Lacey, Guttman Community College OER collection in CUNY Academic Works and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License.