You can evaluate any source using the 5 W's:
This infographic from PCC Library explains how different sources are created and shared, including:
Many college assignments require you to use peer reviewed articles, also known as scholarly or academic articles. This video from NCSU Library explains what peer review means.
Scholarly articles -- also called peer reviewed or academic articles -- follow a very specific format.
To investigate who published this site, leave the Web page itself, open a new tab, and look at what the Web is telling you about the source. For example, look up the publisher on Wikipedia, to quickly check for credibility.
Original vs. Re-Reporting
Go "upstream" to find the original reporting source.
If a trusted fact-checking site (e.g., Snopes, FactCheck.org) has already verified your source, then you can rely on their work to save you tons of time!
"Online Verification Skills - Video 3: Find the Original Source." YouTube, uploaded by NewsWise, 25 May 2018.
"Online Verification Skills - Video 4: Look for Trusted Work." YouTube, uploaded by NewsWise, 25 May 2018.