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Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School Library : Website Evaluation

Website Evaluation Introduction

It's easy to find information on the internet. But not all information on the internet is true. Information published in books, magazines and newspapers goes through editors and publishers before being printed, but ANYBODY can put information on the internet. If you are using websites other than those given to you by your teacher or librarian, make sure you have evaluated it using the tools on this page.

C.A.R.S. Method

5 ways to spot fake news

IFL Fake News Infographic

Fact vs. Fiction

Three Major Types of Fake News

Fact Checkers

You can use these websites to verify if the information in your articles is true.


Evaluating a News Article Infographic from EasyBib


Many of the sources on this LibGuide page are used with permission from © 2014 Imagine Easy Solutions, Inc.

Thank you to Librarian Susan Rose of the Chester E. Barrows Elementary School in Cranston  and Martha Badigian at Peacedale and Wakefield Elementary for allowing me to use a page that she created!

Many thanks to the excellent resources available at CommonSense Media, especially for the article on their website posted on 3/20/2017 by Sierra Filucci.  We are indebted to Common Sense Media for their high quality materials.