Evaluating Online Information

Not all information found online is trustworthy. Thus, we need to evaluate content that we see online. To evaluate means to assess if the information on the site is true or trustworthy. When we are working on research projects, it is important to evaluate the content we find online in order to best support our research. Furthermore, in order to protect ourselves from online scams and fake websites, it is important for us to assess the credibility of the online content.

Tips for students

How do you assess the information you find online? You can use the four simple S.U.R.E. steps by the National Library Board, Singapore:
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