You can evaluate any source using the 5 W's:
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.
This short video from University WisconsinMadison Libraries explains the difference between primary and secondary scientific
This video from University of Minnesota Libraries describes how to read and understand scientific research articles.
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!