Published June 2015
Use the following criteria to evaluate resource credibility.
Independent sources are preferable to self-interested sources.
Multiple sources are preferable to a report based on a single source.
Sources that Verify or provide verifiable information are preferable to those who merely assert.
Authoritative and/or Informed sources are preferable to sources who are uninformed or lack authoritative background.
Named sources are better than anonymous ones.
Stony Brook Center for News Literacy
Use the following criteria to evaluate information resources for credibility.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability and truthfulness of the information
Purpose: the reason the information exists