Today there is a flood of information in a wide variety of formats - print and electronic/digital It is also a fact that within this flood of information there are materials that are not trustworthy.
When looking at sources such as web sites one has to remember that anyone can be a publisher and at the same time there are few rules and regulations governing how to set up and maintain a Web stie. Many authors are anonymous and fill thier sites with half-truths, lies, propaganda, and ignorance - whether deliberately or because they have not carefully researched their topic.
As a result skills must be developed which will help you discern what is reliable, objective, and accurate.
The following criteria are a guide to evaluating any type of information source - be it a book or article - or the latest web site.