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How to Evaluate a Website for Content

Evaluate these websites using the CARS acronym.

  • Credible: Is the information believable, authentic, trustworthy?
  • Accurate: Is the information up to date,detailed, correct?
  • Reasonable: Is the information Fair, unbiased, objective, or is it merely propaganda disguised as factual information?
  • Supported: Can you find at least two additional sources that agree with your information?  Is contact information for the site supplied?