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Tips for Checking Your Source

1. Apply the CRAAP Test

2. Google the topic or title of the article and/or the people the article discusses.  See what other sources are saying about it! 

3. Google the key facts.  Do other sources support what this article says? 

4. Visit,, or another fact-checking site to see if the article is "fake news"

5. Google "bad health websites" to see which sites are criticized for giving unreliable health information

These tips aren't all fail-safe and some will be more helpful than others, given your particular situation, but they might just help you to avoid falling prey to "fake news" or misinformation. 

Visit the ILC website for more information about evaluating resources and finding quality information. 

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