Evaluating News Sources

Learn how to identify misleading news sources, and develop critical evaluation skills.


magnifiying glass iconMisleading news and information can be difficult to spot.

Fact check: Investigate the Source

How to quickly check the reliability of a news site or organization.

How to Evaluate News Sources

Evaluating News screenshotEvaluating News Sources This interactive lesson explores news sources - particularly, strategies that you can use to evaluate them. Consider these questions: What qualifies as news? Is all content published by a news agency really news? How does geography influence news coverage? What strategies should I use when evaluating news?


How to Spot Fake News below, from IFLA, has tips for evaluating news. Also see PDF version.

How to spot fake news infographic

Media Bias


Get Research Help

Use 24/7 live chat below or:

In-person Help Summer 2024 Mon-Thur, 11am - 3pm

Email or phone replies

Appointments with librarians

 Access Library and Research Help tutorials