Evaluating Authority


Goal: Find information from knowledgeable sources

Who wrote the item?
Examples: Book or article author/s, government agency, corporation
What are their qualifications?
Examples: Education, work or personal experience, organization mission.
What else has this person or organization written about the subject?
Examples: Other books/articles, extent of Web site,
Is the person or organization reputable?
Examples: How often is the author cited? Who else links to the Web site?