Provide students techniques for evaluating sources to help them identify biased or non-authoritative sources.


  • For a given source, direct students to ask and answer:

    • Who produced the information?
    • Who could benefit from the dissemination of this information?
    • What perspective is not represented?
    • Does the information support or challenge established understandings of the issue?


  • Identifying biased and non-authoritative sources requires knowledge of the domain. Providing a concrete set of questions can help students more efficiently identify biased and non-authoritative sources.