Research is a process that involves looking at a lot of different information, written by different people for different purposes at different times.
Use four moves or checklist strategies to chose the right library resources, websites, and news sources for your work.
1. Use four moves for evaluating information
Check for previous work
Search for other information sources to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research.
Go upstream to the source of the claim
Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.
Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (like the publication or the author).
If you get lost, hit dead ends, or find yourself going down an increasingly confusing rabbit hole, back up and start over knowing what you know now. You’re likely to take a more informed path with different search terms and better decisions.