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Evaluating Sources: 4. Point of View or Bias & 5. References to Other Sources

4. Point of View or Bias

  • Is the information provided as fact or opinion?
  • What kind of evidence is provided?
  • Is the information consistent with information from other sources?

*For more information about bias specific to news/media, the following is a useful resource: How to Detect Bias in the News from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

5. References to Other Sources

  • Does the source include a bibliography or links to other web sites?
  • What types of sources are cited (primary/secondary, popular/scholarly, current/historical, etc.)
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