Who is behind the information?
Information can be uploaded to the internet for a variety of reasons: to entertain, to inform, to earn money, or even sometimes to mislead. One of the easiest ways of figuring out the purpose of information is to find out who is behind it.
What's the best way to decide if a site is trustworthy or not? Carefully reading the article(s)? Scanning their about page? Looking at the url? Nope! The best way to evaluate a website is by leaving the website. That's right, open another tab (or seven), do a web search for the organization itself, and see what more credible sources have to say about it. Why is this important? Here's a short video on why you should use lateral reading, and how to go about it.
These questions may be specific to the CMC Steamboat Campus Library and/or Steamboat Campus. Even if they aren't about the Steamboat Campus, we are here to help so please just ask!