Think about these questions when evaluating a resource. A resource is any place from which you get information, like a book, website, database, magazine, video, interview, newspaper, encyclopedia, podcast, etc.
Who is taking responsibility for the information in the resource?
Can you find out who wrote or published the information?
What makes you want to trust that person or organization?
Remember, the more information you can find out about who is taking responsibility for the information, the more trustworthy it is likely to be.
Does the information in the resource help you answer your question?
Is it the best resource for what you're trying to find out?
Remember, a resource that is about your topic might not necessarily be the best one depending on what you're trying to find out.
Can you read the information in the resource?
Can you understand it?
Is the resource up-to-date?
Does it have to be?
Do different topics require resources to be more or less current?
This video is a great reminder of what makes something TRUSTWORTHY.