,Skip to Main Content
The Big 6 is a process model used to help all people solve an information problem. From practice and study, successful information problem-solving encompasses six stages with two sub-stages under each:
COMPLETE CRAPP TEST FIRST.
Examine the URL of your results - The .com, .edu, .gov, .net, and .org all actually mean something and can help you to evaluate the website!
Are there advertisements on the site? - Advertisements can indicate that the information may be less reliable.
Check the links on the page - Broken or incorrect links can mean that no one is taking care of the site and that other information on it may be out-of-date or unreliable.
Check when the page was last updated - Dates when pages were last updated are valuable clues to its currency and accuracy.