Source evaluation is not a single step in the research process, but an ongoing practice to be applied at every stage. The more you practice, the better informed you will be!
Evaluating Information at Every Stage of the Research Process:
The following posters provide snapshots of theoretical and practical advice for source evaluation from Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
There are a number of different checklists you can use to aid you in source evaluation. Examples include:
It's a good idea to develop your own criteria for evaluating sources. Consider: