Why It Matters: Evaluating Sources

Photo of a "jackalope" (a large jackrabbit with Photoshopped antlers) sitting in a meadow.

The jackalope: fact or fiction?

Nowadays, we are surrounded by so much readily available information that it’s sometimes hard to tell fact from fiction. Of course, not everything you read (or see) on the Internet is true, but how do you know what’s a good source to rely on for personal information in your life? How about for an academic essay?

In this section, you’ll learn about tools you can use and steps you can follow in order to find credible information.