We are bombarded with news and information every day.
This guide provides a variety of resources to help you become a more savvy and critically-informed information consumer.
The CRAAP test is one quick way of checking to see if your sources are credible and good to use for your research.
The SIFT method is another way of evaluating your sources to see if they're credible.
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When trying to spot bias, ask yourself these questions:
Is it news? Opinion? Ad? Does it appeal to your emotions, or does it make you think?
Are the sources given? Are the sources associated with a political party or special interest group?
What’s the evidence, and how was it vetted? Is the source a document? Witness? Or is it hearsay/speculation?
Did the sources provided justify the conclusion or main point of the story?
Was there an aspect or point that was not covered or unclear that you are left wondering about?
Based on questions from the American Press Institute.